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    Will Kubuntu ever be default?

    Hi,

    I was just wondering......I recently installed Kubuntu Gutsy. Whilst going through the upgrade process and reading about Ubuntu and Kubuntu Gutsy I got the impression that since Ubuntu is the default distro of *ubuntu it gets much more attention than kubuntu and the others.

    I was curious to know whether this would ever change. Would Canonical ever make Kubuntu the default? Or at least invest equal resources in developing Kubuntu?

    For example from what I've read about KDE 4.0, it is going to be quite innovative. Lets say hypotethically that lots of users switch to KDE 4.0, with the result that the majority of users use and prefer KDE. Do you think that Kubuntu could ever become the default?

    .....just curious!

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    Re: Will Kubuntu ever be default?

    I sincerely hope not.

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    Re: Will Kubuntu ever be default?

    Quote Originally Posted by undine View Post
    I sincerely hope not.
    I totally agree dude.
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    Re: Will Kubuntu ever be default?

    I like KDE but I simply don't like any distros that use it. I loved suse's implementation, but unfortunately suse loves to **** over my grub no matter what. I found Kubuntu's KDE visually appealing but very unstable and the slowest I've used. PCLOS's KDE is the fastest I've used so far, but The fonts are SO horrible in PCLOS on my LCD that I don't use it. I LOVE ubuntu for including the LCD hinting patches. Fonts are so beautiful now. What I like about kubuntu is inclduing dolphin instead of the horrible mess konq. I also don't like the way things seem all over the place in KDE. Gnome is much simpler (But WTF have to ******* edit gconf for desktop icons, ridiculous). KDE is looking great though. My problem with Kubuntu is that I have tried 6.06-7.10 and its been wicked unstable compared to ubuntu, and also very sluggish. (3.0 Ghz p4, 2 gb ram, 7600gs)
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    Re: Will Kubuntu ever be default?

    Why not? I have to admit I do lean more towards KDE and am very excited about KDE 4.0. I hope it lives up to all the hype.

    Do you have any valid reasons (besides looks and available packages) for not wanting KDE?

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    Re: Will Kubuntu ever be default?

    I sincerely hope not.
    +1
    kde is a mess, ugly, with a stuped naming scheme
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    Re: Will Kubuntu ever be default?

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    Last edited by DigitalDuality; July 6th, 2009 at 08:26 PM.

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    Re: Will Kubuntu ever be default?

    Just give a option to choose KDE or Gnome during the install.

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    Re: Will Kubuntu ever be default?

    This is a sensitive subject as personal preference takes high priority here, But from my experiance KDE is more unstable and more system intensive then GNOME. Please correct me if i am wrong.
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    Re: Will Kubuntu ever be default?

    kubuntu is very buggy on my computers. Ubuntu runs way smoother. I like the look and feel of Kubuntu much better. I wish it would perform as well, So I could make the switch
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