Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

Build a KUBUNTU desktop

Filed under
Ubuntu
HowTos

Kubuntu is a KDE version of the Ubuntu distro which is Gnome based. It is actually more like a Debian install of the "unstable" branch. That doesn't mean the system is Unstable it just means it's a Debian install with the most recent "cutting edge" versions of the softwares. For more info on the Debian way of thinking about package handling check their package page at the Debian site. Of course Kubuntu is completely free as per the Debian social contract.

First of all you'll need some decent hardware. Kubuntu will require some decent hardware to take full advantage of the feature rich KDE environment. As my test bed I'm running it on a 500MHz Celeron with 392MB of ram and an Nvidia Riva 128 Video card. That's pretty conservative hardware and it runs fine. I also am running it on an AMD 2GHz Athlon system with 512MB of ram and a Nvidia 5200 Video card. That's what I'm typing this How-To on. Both systems run fine with no problems. The Athlon system has even loaded and played Games with Cedega. I played PainKiller and Unreal Tournament with no problems at all. There is a screen shot of Painkiller in the Gallery. It could use some more ram but that's a personal preference more then a requirement. It has encoded Video with DVD::Rip without any problems. (This is where that extra Ram could come in handy) All in all the system runs great.

So lets get to it!!

Full Article.

More in Tux Machines

Discourse

Discourse is an open-source project, hosted at GitHub (see Resources), licensed under the GNU General Public License, version 2. It is backed by Atwood's company, which has the fantastic name of Civilized Discourse Construction Kit, Inc., and it aims to profit through installing and supporting Discourse. Read more

EXT4 In Linux 3.18 Has Clean-ups, Bug Fixes

With Linux 3.18-rc1 having came one week early, the EXT4 file-system pull request didn't end up landing until today. However, the EXT4 changes aren't overly exciting for the 3.18 merge window. The EXT4 changes for the Linux 3.18 kernel merge window come down to mostly just code clean-ups and bug fixes along with some minor journal optimizations. Read more

Free and Open Source Electronic Signature in Costa Rica

The LibreOffice component designed by the University of Costa Rica (UCR) is similar to similar software enhancements currently used for electronic signatures in other countries. Read more

Rejuvenate your Fedora desktop with Moka

Moka started as a single Linux desktop icon theme, but over time it has gradually evolved into an entire project & brand identity that provides quality designs to people. Moka is about personalization and its goal is to provide an assortment of style options to allow you to customize your experience. Read more