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walker195
August 23rd, 2012, 05:58 AM
is kubuntu better than ubuntu or should i pick something else?

lisati
August 23rd, 2012, 06:04 AM
Not necessarily better or worse, just different.

Some more information on what you hope to achieve might be useful, otherwise this thread might be moved to "recurring discussions".... :D

mastablasta
August 23rd, 2012, 06:45 AM
Kubuntu is same as Ubuntu only it uses KDE interface instead of Gnome.

critin
August 23rd, 2012, 06:54 AM
is kubuntu better than ubuntu or should i pick something else?

They're all good. It just depends on what you do on your machine and the condition of the machine. Kubuntu and Lubuntu are lighter so need less memory and power than Ubuntu. All can be modified to suit your visual taste.

jonathonc
August 23rd, 2012, 07:07 AM
Imagine Kubuntu as just Ubuntu with different clothes. Underneath what you see they are both the same.

reepon
August 23rd, 2012, 07:26 AM
they are same i think. if you like taskbar and other advantages of win7's aero desktop, you can use KDE. for this you don't need to install kubuntu. you can do it with your ubuntu, just install plasma desktop instead installing kubuntu. Unitiy is totally different from kde. you will find a lot of fun here. I just love UNITY. choice yours

walker195
August 23rd, 2012, 10:42 AM
i knew kubuntu was just KDE+ubuntu but was there any advantage it has besides looks and being lightweight

KiwiNZ
August 23rd, 2012, 11:12 AM
OK is in the hands of the user, it will be your decision what is best for you.

MadmanRB
August 23rd, 2012, 11:23 AM
If you are going to try the KDE route though try Netrunner, I have always found Kubuntu on its own rather clunky and Netrunner is a modified version of it without the clunkiness.

Erik1984
August 23rd, 2012, 11:29 AM
It depends what you find important in a desktop. I would say (based on my own experience) use KDE if:
- You want lots of (easy) customization
- Use mainly Qt applications or apps that depend on the KDE framework
- Want some cool desktop effects
- Accept some higher RAM usage (you can cut it down but it relatively high with the default settings)

Ubuntu on the other hand provides the most comfortable (and best looking IMO) out of the box experience and I guess it's also easier to find help.

walker195
August 23rd, 2012, 08:56 PM
i guess ill go with KDE i like the widgets and its more of a "windows" desktop experience without the windows part