How is Kubuntu?
i am sure that this thread exists somewhere on the forums already, but i can't find it; maybe i am going blind. I apologize for the reposting. A link would be helpful...
Anyway, basically, i was wondering if somebody who has used Kubuntu could share their experiences with me.
I started using GNU/Linux a little over a year ago with Mandrake, but is was just too... well, buggy. Things would just crash, my video card never worked right, and rpms were not that nice.
So, i switched to Ubuntu, and fell in love. Except for a few small issues, things work like the documentation says they will (and apt is way better than urpmi, IMHO), and the community support is wonderful.
However, i really liked some of the KDE apps (k3b, amarok, among others) more than their Gnome alternatives. I also liked the way it is laid out in general, but i can tweak that on my own. I have tried to install some of my favorites for KDE and run them on the Gnome desktop, but they usually do not work right, and i don't want to spend the time tweaking if simply using Kubuntu instead of Ubuntu when i upgrade to 5.10 will solve these issues. Besides, the KDE fonts look funny in gnome. Again, an easy tweak, but a pain.
Basically, i want to go back to KDE. My questions then, are these:
Was the buggy experience i had in Mandrake because of Mandrake or KDE? Is Kubuntu buggy?
Does Kubuntu, as a sub-branch of Ubuntu, have the wonderfully integrated packages and (on a smaller scale) friendly support that Ubuntu proper does or is it a red-headed stepchild?
Should i instead head over to debian itself for KDE?
Is it worth switching to Kubuntu?
Thanks in advance to anybody who answers this.
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