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DistroWatch.com: Kubuntu

Kubuntu

Last Update: 2017-08-17 23:11 UTC


Kubuntu is a free, user-friendly Linux distribution based on KDE's desktop software and on the Ubuntu operating system. It has a biannual release cycle. Besides providing an up-to-date version of the KDE desktop at the time of the release, the project also releases updated KDE packages throughout the lifetime of each release.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 47 (231), 6 months: 48 (237), 3 months: 53 (197), 4 weeks: 51 (217), 1 week: 60 (163)

Average visitor rating: 8.61/10 from 41 review(s).


Kubuntu Summary
Distribution Kubuntu
Home Page http://www.kubuntu.org/
Mailing Lists http://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/kubuntu-users
User Forums https://www.kubuntuforums.net/
Alternative User Forums LinuxQuestions.org
Documentation https://community.kde.org/Kubuntu
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Download Mirrors http://www.kubuntu.org/getkubuntuLinuxTracker.org
Bug Tracker https://bugs.launchpad.net/
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 2017-04-14: Distribution Release: Kubuntu 17.04
 • 2017-02-24: Development Release: Kubuntu 17.04 Beta 1
 • 2016-10-14: Distribution Release: Kubuntu 16.10
 • 2016-04-22: Distribution Release: Kubuntu 16.04
 • 2015-10-23: Distribution Release: Kubuntu 15.10
 • 2015-04-23: Distribution Release: Kubuntu 15.04
 • 2014-12-18: Development Release: Kubuntu 15.04 Alpha 1
 • 2014-10-24: Distribution Release: Kubuntu 14.10
 • 2014-04-18: Distribution Release: Kubuntu 14.04
 • 2013-12-20: Development Release: Kubuntu 14.04 Alpha 1
 • 2013-10-17: Distribution Release: Kubuntu 13.10
 • 2013-07-25: Development Release: Kubuntu 13.10 Alpha 2
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Feature 17.10-alpha2
artful
17.04
zesty
16.10
yakkety
16.04
xenial
15.10
wily
15.04
vivid
14.10
utopic
14.04
trusty
13.10
saucy
13.04
raring
12.10
quantal
12.04
precise
11.10
oneiric
11.04
natty
10.10
maverick
10.04
lucid
9.10
karmic
9.04
jaunty
8.10
intrepid
8.04
hardy
7.10
gutsy
7.04
feisty
6.10
edgy
6.06
dapper
5.10
breezy
5.04
hoary
Feature
Release Date 2017-07-28 2017-04-13 2016-10-13 2016-04-21 2015-10-22 2015-04-27 2014-10-23 2014-04-17 2013-10-17 2013-04-25 2012-10-18 2012-04-26 2011-10-13 2011-04-28 2010-10-10 2010-04-29 2009-10-29 2009-04-23 2008-10-30 2008-04-24 2007-10-18 2007-04-19 2006-10-26 2006-06-01 2005-10-13 2005-03-30 Release Date
End Of Life 2018-07 2018-01 2017-07 2019-04 2016-07 2016-01 2015-07 2019-04                                     End Of Life
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Price (US$)
Image Size (MB) 1316-1316MB                                                   Image Size (MB)
Free Download ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO Free Download
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Text mode Text mode Installation
Default Desktop KDE Plasma KDE Plasma KDE Plasma KDE Plasma KDE Plasma KDE Plasma KDE KDE KDE KDE KDE KDE KDE KDE KDE KDE KDE KDE KDE KDE KDE KDE KDE KDE KDE KDE Default Desktop
Package Management DEB (apt) DEB (apt) DEB (apt) DEB (apt) DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB Package Management
Release Model Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Release Model
Office Suite LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice OO.o OO.o OO.o OO.o OO.o OO.o OO.o OO.o OO.o OO.o OO.o OO.o Office Suite
Processor Architecture x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64, powerpc armhf, i386, powerpc, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, powerpc, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64, ppc i386, x86_64, ppc i386, x86_64, ppc i386, x86_64, ppc Processor Architecture
Init Software systemd systemd systemd systemd systemd systemd systemd systemd systemd Upstart Upstart Upstart Upstart Upstart Upstart Upstart Upstart Upstart Upstart Upstart Upstart Upstart Upstart SysV SysV SysV Init Software
Journaled File Systems Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Journaled File Systems
Multilingual Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Multilingual
Asian Language Support Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes -- -- Asian Language Support
Full Package List 17.10-alpha2 17.04 16.10 16.04 15.10 15.04 14.10 14.04 13.10 13.04 12.10 12.04 11.10 11.04 10.10 10.04 9.10 9.04 8.10 8.04 7.10 7.04 6.10 6.06 5.10 5.04 Full Package List
Package 17.10-alpha2
artful
17.04
zesty
16.10
yakkety
16.04
xenial
15.10
wily
15.04
vivid
14.10
utopic
14.04
trusty
13.10
saucy
13.04
raring
12.10
quantal
12.04
precise
11.10
oneiric
11.04
natty
10.10
maverick
10.04
lucid
9.10
karmic
9.04
jaunty
8.10
intrepid
8.04
hardy
7.10
gutsy
7.04
feisty
6.10
edgy
6.06
dapper
5.10
breezy
5.04
hoary
Package
abiword (3.0.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- abiword (3.0.2)
alsa-lib (1.1.4.1) 1.1.3 1.1.3 1.1.2 1.1.0 1.0.29 1.0.28 1.0.28 1.0.27.2 1.0.27.2 1.0.25 1.0.25 1.0.25 1.0.24.1 1.0.24.1 1.0.23 1.0.22 1.0.20 1.0.18 1.0.17a 1.0.15 1.0.14 1.0.13 1.0.11 1.0.10 1.0.9 1.0.8 alsa-lib (1.1.4.1)
ati-driver (16.40) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 8.780 8.723 8.660 8.600 8.543 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- ati-driver (16.40)
bash (4.4) 4.4 4.4 4.3 4.3 4.3 4.3 4.3 4.3 4.2 4.2 4.2 4.2 4.2 4.2 4.1 4.1 4.0 3.2 3.2 3.2 3.2 3.2 3.1 3.1 3.0 3.0 bash (4.4)
bind (9.11.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- bind (9.11.2)
chromium (60.0.3112.101) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- chromium (60.0.3112.101)
cups (2.2.4) 2.2.4 2.2.2 2.2.0 2.1.3 2.1.0 2.0.2 1.7.5 1.7.2 1.7.0rc1 1.6.2 1.6.1 1.5.2 1.5.0 1.4.6 1.4.4 1.4.3 1.4.1 1.3.9 1.3.9 1.3.7 1.3.2 1.2.8 1.2.4 1.2.0 1.1.23 1.1.23 cups (2.2.4)
dhcp (4.3.6) 4.3.5 4.3.5 4.3.3 4.3.3 4.3.1 4.3.1 4.2.4 4.2.4 4.2.4 4.2.4 4.2.4 4.1.ESV-R4 4.1.1-P1 4.1.1-P1 3.1.3 3.1.3 3.1.2 3.1.1 3.1.1 3.0.6 3.0.5 3.0.4 3.0.4 3.0.3 3.0.2 3.0.1 dhcp (4.3.6)
e2fsprogs (1.43.5) 1.43.4 1.43.4 1.43.3 1.42.13 1.42.12 1.42.12 1.42.10 1.42.9 1.42.8 1.42.5 1.42.5 1.42 1.41.14 1.41.14 1.41.12 1.41.11 1.41.9 1.41.4 1.41.3 1.40.8 1.40.2 1.39 1.39 1.38 1.38 1.35 e2fsprogs (1.43.5)
firefox (55.0.2) 50.1.0 52.0.1 49.0 45.0.2 41.0.2 37.0 33.0 28.0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 1.5.0.3 -- -- firefox (55.0.2)
freetype (2.8) 2.6.3 2.6.3 2.6.3 2.6.1 2.5.2 2.5.2 2.5.2 2.5.2 2.4.12 2.4.11 2.4.10 2.4.8 2.4.4 2.4.4 2.4.2 2.3.11 2.3.9 2.3.9 2.3.7 2.3.5 2.3.5 2.2.1 2.2.1 2.1.10 2.1.7 2.1.7 freetype (2.8)
gcc (7.2.0) -- 6.3.0 6.1.1 5.3.1 -- -- -- -- -- -- 4.7.2 -- -- 4.5.2 4.4.4 4.4.3 4.4.1 4.3.3 4.3.1 4.2.3 4.1.2 4.1.2 4.1.1 4.0.3 4.0.1 3.3.5 gcc (7.2.0)
gimp (2.8.22) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gimp (2.8.22)
glibc (2.26) 2.24 2.24 2.24 2.23 2.21 2.21 2.19 2.19 2.17 2.17 2.15 2.15 2.13 2.13 2.12.1 2.11.1 2.9 2.9 2.8 2.7 2.6.1 2.5 2.4 2.3.6 2.3.5 2.3.2 glibc (2.26)
gnome-shell (3.24.3) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnome-shell (3.24.3)
gnucash (2.6.17) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnucash (2.6.17)
gnumeric (1.12.35) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnumeric (1.12.35)
grub (2.02) 2.02beta3 2.02beta3 2.02beta2 2.02beta2 2.02beta2 2.02beta2 2.02beta2 2.02beta2 2.00 2.00 2.00 1.99 1.99 1.99rc1 1.98 1.98 1.97beta4 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.95 0.95 grub (2.02)
gtk+ (3.22.18) 3.22.17 3.22.11 3.20.9 3.18.9 3.16.7 3.14.12 3.12.2 3.10.8 3.8.4 2.24.17 -- -- 2.24.6 2.24.4 2.22.0 2.20.0 2.18.3 2.16.1 2.14.4 2.12.9 2.12.0 2.10.11 2.10.6 2.8.17 2.8.6 -- gtk+ (3.22.18)
httpd (2.4.27) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 2.2.11 2.2.9 2.2.8 2.2.4 2.2.3 2.0.55 2.0.55 2.0.54 2.0.53 httpd (2.4.27)
inkscape (0.92.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- inkscape (0.92.2)
k3b (17.08.0) 17.04.0 2.0.3a 2.0.3 2.0.3 2.0.3 2.0.3 2.0.2 2.0.2 2.0.2 2.0.2 2.0.2 2.0.2 2.0.2 2.0.2 2.0.1 1.91.0rc2 1.66.0alpha2 1.0.5 1.0.5 1.0.4 1.0.3 1.0 0.12.17 0.12.14 0.12.2 0.11.23 k3b (17.08.0)
kmod (24) 24 22 22 22 21 18 18 15 9 9 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- kmod (24)
libgnome (2.32.1) -- -- 2.32.1 2.32.1 -- 2.32.1 2.32.1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- libgnome (2.32.1)
libreoffice (5.4.0) 5.3.3 5.3.1 5.2.2 5.1.2 5.0.2 4.4.2 4.3.2 4.2.3rc3 4.1.2rc3 4.0.2 3.6.1rc2 3.5.2 3.4.3 3.3.2 3.2.1 3.2.0 3.1.1 3.0.1 2.4.1 2.4.0 2.3.0 2.2.0 2.0.4 2.0.2 1.9.129 1.1.3 libreoffice (5.4.0)
linux (4.12.8) 4.11 4.10 4.8 4.4 4.2 3.19 3.16 3.13 3.11 3.8 3.5 3.2 3.0 2.6.38 2.6.35 2.6.32 2.6.31 2.6.28 2.6.27 2.6.24 2.6.22 2.6.20 2.6.17 2.6.15 2.6.12 2.6.10 linux (4.12.8)
Package 17.10-alpha2
artful
17.04
zesty
16.10
yakkety
16.04
xenial
15.10
wily
15.04
vivid
14.10
utopic
14.04
trusty
13.10
saucy
13.04
raring
12.10
quantal
12.04
precise
11.10
oneiric
11.04
natty
10.10
maverick
10.04
lucid
9.10
karmic
9.04
jaunty
8.10
intrepid
8.04
hardy
7.10
gutsy
7.04
feisty
6.10
edgy
6.06
dapper
5.10
breezy
5.04
hoary
Package
lxde-common (0.99.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- lxde-common (0.99.2)
mariadb (10.2.8) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mariadb (10.2.8)
mate-desktop (1.18.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mate-desktop (1.18.0)
mesa (17.1.6) 17.1.2 17.0.3 12.0.3 11.2.0 11.0.2 10.5.2 10.3.0 10.1.0 9.2.1 9.1.1 9.0 8.0.2 7.11 7.10.2 7.9git 7.7.1 7.6.0 7.4 7.2 7.0.3rc2 7.0.1 6.5.2 6.5.1 6.4.1 6.3.2 6.8.2 mesa (17.1.6)
mysql (5.7.19) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mysql (5.7.19)
nautilus (3.24.2.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- nautilus (3.24.2.1)
NVIDIA (384.59) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 260.19.06 195.36.15 185.18.36 180.44 177.80 169.12 100.14.19 1.0-9631 1.0-8774 1.0-8762 1.0-7667 1.0-7174 NVIDIA (384.59)
openbox (3.6.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- openbox (3.6.1)
openjdk (8u144) 8u141 8u121 8u102 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- openjdk (8u144)
openssh (7.5p1) 7.5p1 7.4p1 7.3p1 7.2p2 6.9p1 6.7p1 6.6p1 6.6p1 6.2p2 6.1p1 6.0p1 5.9p1 5.8p1 5.8p1 5.5p1 5.3p1 5.1p1 5.1p1 5.1p1 4.7p1 4.6p1 4.3p2 4.3p2 4.2p1 4.1p1 3.9p1 openssh (7.5p1)
openssl (1.1.0f) 1.0.2g 1.0.2g 1.0.2g 1.0.2g 1.0.2d 1.0.1f 1.0.1f 1.0.1f 1.0.1e 1.0.1c 1.0.1c 1.0.1 1.0.0e 0.9.8o 0.9.8o 0.9.8k 0.9.8g 0.9.8g 0.9.8g 0.9.8g 0.9.8e 0.9.8c 0.9.8b 0.9.8a 0.9.7g 0.9.7e openssl (1.1.0f)
perl (5.26.0) 5.24.1 5.24.1 5.22.2 5.22.1 5.20.2 5.20.2 5.20.1 5.18.2 5.14.2 5.14.2 5.14.2 5.14.2 5.12.4 5.10.1 5.10.1 5.10.1 5.10.0 5.10.0 5.10.0 5.8.8 5.8.8 5.8.8 5.8.8 5.8.7 5.8.7 5.8.4 perl (5.26.0)
php (7.1.8) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- php (7.1.8)
plasma-desktop (5.10.4) 5.10.4 5.9.4 5.7.5 5.5.5 5.4.2 5.2.2 4.11.12 4.11.8 4.11.2 4.10.2 4.9.2 4.8.2 4.7.1 4.6.2 4.5.1 4.4.2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- plasma-desktop (5.10.4)
postfix (3.2.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 2.9.1 2.8.5 2.8.2 2.7.1 2.7.0 2.6.5 2.5.5 2.5.5 2.5.1 2.4.5 2.3.8 2.3.3 2.2.10 2.2.4 2.1.5 postfix (3.2.2)
postgresql (9.6.4) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- postgresql (9.6.4)
Python (3.6.2) 2.7.13 2.7.13 2.7.11 2.7.11 2.7.9 2.7.9 2.7.8 2.7.5 2.7.5 2.7.4 2.7.3 2.7.3 2.7.2 2.7.1 2.6.6 2.6.5 2.6.4rc1 2.6.2 2.5.2 2.5.2 2.5.1 2.5.1rc1 2.4.4 2.4.3 2.4.2 2.4.1 Python (3.6.2)
qt (5.9.1) 5.7.1 5.7.1 5.6.1 5.5.1 5.4.2 5.4.1 4.8.6 4.8.5 4.8.4 4.8.4 4.8.3 4.8.1 4.7.4 4.7.2 4.7.0 4.6.2 4.5.3 4.5.0 4.4.3 3.3.8 3.3.8 3.3.8 3.3.6 3.3.6 3.3.4 3.3.3 qt (5.9.1)
samba (4.6.7) -- -- -- -- 4.1.17 4.1.13 4.1.11 4.1.6 3.6.18 3.6.9 3.6.6 3.6.3 3.5.11 3.5.8 3.5.4 3.4.7 3.4.0 3.3.2 3.2.3 3.0.28a 3.0.26a 3.0.24 3.0.22 3.0.22 3.0.14a 3.0.10 samba (4.6.7)
systemd (234) 233 232 231 229 225 219 208 204 204 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- systemd (234)
thunderbird (52.3.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- thunderbird (52.3.0)
vim (8.0) 8.0 8.0 7.4 7.4 7.4 7.4 7.4 7.4 7.4 7.3 7.3 7.3 7.3 7.3 7.2 7.2 7.2 7.2 7.1 7.1 7.1 7.0 7.0 6.4 6.3 6.3 vim (8.0)
vlc (2.2.6) 2.2.6 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- vlc (2.2.6)
xfdesktop (4.12.4) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- xfdesktop (4.12.4)
xorg-server (1.19.3) 1.19.3 1.19.3 1.18.4 1.18.3 1.17.2 1.17.1 1.16.0 1.15.1 1.14.3 1.13.3 1.13.0 1.11.4 1.10.4 1.10.1 1.9.0 1.7.6 1.6.4 1.6.0 1.5.2 1.4.1git 1.3.0.0 1.2.0 1.1.1 1.0.2 (6.8.2) (6.8.2) xorg-server (1.19.3)

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Version: 17.10-alpha2
Rating: 10
Date: 2017-08-17
Votes: 1


A very good one, very stable and polished, I think that CPUs work the most quietly from all distros out there.
It's fast, really. As always is a little bit bloated but I think that it should be a main edition of Ubuntu.


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Version: 16.04
Rating: 9
Date: 2017-08-05
Votes: 2


Great, stable and modern distro. On my old x86 machine runs pretty well!


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Version: 17.04
Rating: 9
Date: 2017-08-04
Votes: 4


Long time Ubuntu user here but never really happy with Unity and the change back to GNOME causing major upheaval so I thought I'd give Kubuntu a try. Initially, I ran it in a virtual machine but was impressed by it so I backed up all my old system and installed 17.04 from the ISO then copied my email folders back. I haven't looked back, admittedly there are a few quirks, especially with Discovery which on my system does it's job properly then frequently crashes. What I did find was that just about every customization to my own needs had been catered for already, it is highly configurable from the GUI and I don't think I've ever had to resort to hand editing any config files. I wish it had Thunderbird as default mail app. Normally I use it on a desktop machine but I have now replaced Ubuntu with Kubuntu on my laptop as well. It isn't quite as fast to boot as plain Ubuntu and for some reason, about half the times I switch on, the desktop doesn't start until I log in and type "startx" but the machine is 10 years sold and short on resources. Its a minor irritation and I'm sure there's a work around. Overall I'm very happy with it and when the next release comes out I'll convert all my other computers to it as well.


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