Mir display server will be the default choice in Ubuntu 13.10, while Kubunut will remain on X, citing community development.
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The PC desktop has made significant strides, thanks in no small measure to open source and Linux, says Jack Wallen
Certain well-known software and hardware products simply aren't very good — in fact some are barely usable, says Jack Wallen
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.
There is "a real possibility" that Firefox may be swapped out in favour of Chrome in future distributions of Ubuntu, Canonical founder Mark Shuttleworth has said.Canonical considered using Chrome as the bundled browser in the last development round, but decided to stay with Firefox for 11.
I have said many times how much I like the Opera web browser. I generally keep it loaded and use it as my preferred browser, on all of my systems.
Kernel vulnerabilities have been uncovered across a range of Ubuntu releases, covering 6.06 LTS to 9.10, also including Kubuntu, Edubuntu, and Xubuntu distros.
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.
There is a small mention in the Ubuntu 9.10 Alpha 3 Technical Overview that says "Kubuntu includes its first Netbook release".
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.
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.
Internet Explorer is more secure than Firefox, according to a senior Microsoft executive, who compared how many vulnerabilities were found in the two browsers -- but critics say his study is flawed.
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).
Ubuntu and, to a lesser extent, Kubuntu have been receiving a lot of well-deserved attention with the release of Feisty Fawn. Version 7.
The other day I posted a question which asked "Which is best - Ubuntu or Kubuntu?" Interestingly one of the most popular replies that I got was "it depends." With this phrase in mind I decided to take Kubuntu for a spin and see for myself which I preferred.
Simple question to start Monday with: Which is best, Ubuntu or Kbuntu? Why?
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