The other Ubuntu Linux distributions
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"I like the brand spanking new Ubuntu 10.04 a lot. But
while I like its GNOME 2.30 interface, I also like other interfaces
such as KDE. It would be nice if Ubuntu could also play MP3s,
common video formats and Flash from the get-go. You could install
all these and other extras from the Ubuntu repositories, but
there's also a wide-variety of Ubuntu spin-offs that come ready to
give you the functionality you want right out of the box.
"Here's my list of the most important of the Ubuntu-based
"Kubuntu 10.04. Like the name suggests, the big difference
between Ubuntu and Kubuntu is that the K-Ubuntu runs KDE 4.4.2
instead of GNOME 2.30 for its desktop. But Kubuntu isn't just
Ubuntu with KDE. Instead of KDE's default Konqueror Web browser,
Kubuntu defaults to using Firefox 3.6.3."