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An Ubuntu Alternative -or- An Alternative Ubuntu

For all those who object so strongly to the Ubuntu Unity desktop, I have been thinking this afternoon that I have some time (it's Friday), and I have a free disk partition (Natty is out, Oneiric is in, and the Ubuntu test partition is free), and I haven't looked at Kubuntu in quite a long time (it's been so long that I don't even remember the last time). So I have downloaded and installed it on my Lenovo S10-3s.

October 14, 2011 by

Ubuntu 9.10 (karmic Koala) on Netbooks - Part 3 (Kubuntu Netbook)

In Part 1 of this series, I looked at the "standard" Ubuntu distribution, and found that with some adjustments, it could be made into what I considered to be a fairly nicely usable netbook. In Part 2 I looked at the Karmic Netbook Remix release, and found it to be significantly improved over the previous releases, at least in cosmetic terms.

November 6, 2009 by

Experimenting with Alternate Desktop Managers

I have been recently been looking into desktop managers other than Gnome and KDE. Of course, there are Ubuntu distributions with different desktop managers, including the "standard" Gnome, Kubuntu with KDE, and Xubuntu with Xfce.

April 28, 2009 by

Does the new Windows 7 taskbar look like the KDE 4 taskbar?

When I started posting screenshots of the new Windows 7 desktop several people commented both in the TalkBack and via email on how similar the Windows 7 taskbar is to the KDE 4 taskbar. Not being familiar with KDE (I'm more of an Ubuntu user rather than Kubuntu) I didn't think much of this. After all, if you look closely enough, anything can look a bit like something that performs a similar function.

December 28, 2009 by

Your mom Kubuntus!

Sorry, my students' steady stream of "your mom" jokes brings out my inner 14-year old. However, this is the first in my series this summer of training for the masses (see * for dummies) and the point is that your mom (or your grandmother, or your most typewriter-bound secretary) could quite easily Kubuntu (or Ubuntu, or SUSE, or whatever).

June 19, 2007 by

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