Kubuntu Linux Emerges From Ubuntu’s Shadow

Getting commercial support for Kubuntu has been an effort over a year in the making and one that has had its fair share of challenges.

“At first we had to fight hard to get Canonical to allow us to use the trademark,” Riddell said. “They’ve scaled back a few of their open-source projects recently, and I think they were surprised to find that in Kubuntu there is an enthusiastic user and developer community who want it to continue.”