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An Ubuntu Alternative -or- An Alternative Ubuntu

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For all those who object so strongly to the Ubuntu Unity desktop, I have been thinking this afternoon that I have some time, a free disk partition, and haven't looked at Kubuntu in quite a long time. So I have downloaded and installed it on my Lenovo S10-3s. Here are the results:

For those who might not be familiar with Kubuntu, it is essentially the Ubuntu distribution adapted with the KDE desktop rather than Unity (or previously Gnome). Not with KDE just "thrown on top", which used to be one of my complaints about Kubuntu, but now really much better integrated and adapted. That means there are obvious things, such as the "Kxxx" applications (reKonq, Kmail, K3b, Kmix, etc), but there are less obvious benefits as well. One of my favorites is that you can have the KDE Netbook desktop, if you want, which I still think is the best general-purpose netbook desktop available:

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