Kubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala is really nice

“First, is there and why is there any difference between Ubuntu
and Kubuntu, after all, they are pretty much the same distro? Then,
what are these differences and are they any good? The title may
blunt off some of the suspense, but you are in for an interesting

“In today’s review, we will see what Kubuntu can offer, in
addition to a plethora of Ks. We’ll examine the live sessions,
covering Wireless networking, Bluetooth connectivity and desktop
look and feel, we’ll check the system performance and stability,
including the standby and hibernate on laptops, we’ll install
Kubuntu, get acquainted with the latest KDE and the applications
bundled with the distribution, and even take a brief look on the
new GRUB 2 in a dual-boot configuration. No less importantly, we’ll
pit Kubuntu against its big brother, the Gnome-furnished Ubuntu,
the flagship of the Canonical fleet.

“Like Ubuntu, I’ll try Kubuntu on four computers, including
three laptops, and two virtual machines, which should give you a
decent indication how well the distro behaves. Ubuntu had quite a
few surprising issues with application crashes, kernel errors and
media performance. This makes the Kubuntu test all the more


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