Kubuntu on Netbooks

“The release of Kubuntu 10.10 includes both the “standard” KDE
Plasma Desktop and the special Plasma Netbook desktop. During the
boot processing, KDE determines which of these two is more likely
to be “correct” for your system, presumably based on screen size
and/or resolution, although I don’t know the exact parameters. On
my HP Pavillion dv2-1010ez, which has a 1280×800 display, it comes
up with the standard Plasma desktop, as I described in my previous
Ubuntu 10.10 article. On my Samsung N150 Plus, which has a typical
netbook 1024×600 display, it comes up with the Plasma Netbook
desktop, which looks like this:

“Before going any further, I will also mention that if you want
to switch between these two desktops manually, go to System
Settings / Workspace, where you can choose either “Desktop” or

“I would also like to say that although I have looked at the KDE
Netbook desktop several times before, I have never really taken the
time to understand and appreciate it.”

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