Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

Better KDE Distros than Kubuntu

Filed under
KDE

Well folks, it's fun as an observer to see some of the public, high publicity spats that occasionally occur around KDE throughout the blagotubes. First, Aaron posts a rather long (arg! I hate multipage interviews, an excuse for more ads!) interview over at linuxworld.com.au. On page 2, Aaron takes a shot at *ubuntu for being entrenched in certain decisions of their past. Well, Jono Bacon (PHB type at canonical these days) didn't like it, and fired back via his blog.

Now folks, public spat aside, I think that it is true that there are many disenfranchised KDE users on the kubuntu front who are tired of being second class citizens, lagging a year behind on many features going into Ubuntu, or getting broken patches that are only occasionally sent upstream.

To those users, don't believe that kubuntu is the only good KDE distro out there! There are many very popular KDE distros in the world that treat KDE as a first class citizen. I will recommend, based on their support of the KDE community, a few very good alternatives for those kubuntu users that are tired of waiting for change:

More Here




More in Tux Machines

Leftovers: Software

  • diction: The words you choose and why
  • style: Similar idea, different direction
  • SMS based Cosmos Browser for the developing countries
    Browsing the internet has different meaning to different people. While to some the web is a source of entertainment, to others it is a valuable and source of learning. Sadly enough, the internet is not widely available and easily affordable everywhere in the globe. Slow network speed is another problem. Developer Stefan Aleksic of ColdSauce tries to find a solution in an SMS (text) based browser for the third world countries which are yet to see the internet as we know it. He has named it the Cosmos Browser. If you ever used elinks on Linux, you know how efficient and low-bandwidth text only browsing can be. Of course, it is not meant for visiting a website for downloading wallpapers, but it is more than sufficient if you want to read some information from the web. Cosmos will work on text and will not need any data plan or WiFi.
  • Keyboard Modifiers State indicator For Ubuntu: Xkbmod Indicator

today's howtos

Leftovers: Gaming

Sorry, Windows 9 Fans, This Is How Multiple Desktops Should Work – Video

The Linux platform has always taken pride in this cool feature. Having multiple desktops is a great way to increase the productivity and there are numerous means to implement it. Lots of Linux distributions have this option, which is used in various ways. Read more