Short bio: Computer Scientist, FOSS supporter (read more)
Tux Machines (TM)-specific
I'm not quick to change operating systems. In fact, I've been running pretty much the same distributions since ever, with only the version numbers growing. Ubuntu, SUSE, that's pretty much that. A bit of Gnome, a bit of KDE. KDE, you say? Well, way back then in days of old, I started with Kubuntu, switched to Ubuntu, and now there's Unity. Natty was not the sore disappointment I expected, but it sure isn't going to be my next desktop.
On the other hand, I did love openSUSE 11.4, with KDE4 finally managing to win my hard appreciation. With Gnome 3 making its unholy noise and Unity toying about like a sweet retard, the prospect of a future KDE desktop is becoming more relevant by the minute. There's only Mint that could make the difference, but if you want to stay with Ubuntu family, sans cousins, then you should take a look at Kubuntu, that is, Ubuntu with KDE.
Live session - Simple and inviting
Kubuntu comes with a few nifty tricks. The boot menu knows whether you're booting from CD or USB, and you can also configure persistence, which is cool. The live system is well laid out, polished and elegant, with a predominantly blue and gray theme that is similar to previous versions, and yet unique and fresh.