Kubuntu 11.10 ‘Low Fat Settings’ Package Promises Speed Boost, Lower Memory Usage

A new settings package available to install Kubuntu 11.10 claims to reduce memory usage and speed up boot times. The package, aptly (no pun) named Kubuntu-Low-Fat-Settings, provides a set of ‘configuration options that …reduce memory usage as well as speed up KDE’s loading time’ by as much as 32% and 33% respectively. The aim of […]

How to Install KDE SC 4.7 on Ubuntu 11.04

At the request of our readers, the following tutorial will teach Ubuntu and Kubuntu users how to install the KDE SC 4.7 on the Ubuntu/Kubuntu 11.04 (Natty Narwhal) operating system. After another six months of hard work, the famous KDE Software Compilation (SC) suite reached version 4.7 on July 27th, 2011. With lots of bug […]

Good Bye, Kubuntu!

Hello, Linux Mint XFCE!!! Long-long time ago… about 8 months back… I created a system landscape on my laptop. It consists of 4 systems being installed at the same time. One of them is Windows XP, as it came with laptop and I still use it occasionally for specific tasks. Three of them are Linux […]

Ubuntu/Xubuntu/Kubuntu/Lubuntu Power Tests

With the extensive Linux power consumption tests that I’ve been carrying out to solve some nasty Linux kernel power regressions and find other areas for optimization, one of the requests that has come in frequently is to compare the power consumption of the KDE, GNOME, Unity, Xfce, and LXDE desktops. After the article earlier this […]

Kubuntu 11.04 Review

Here is a look at everything that is offered with the stunning new release of Kubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal. With the Stability of Ubuntu and the powerful KDE software selection, this distribution is ideal for desktops and laptops. Try downloading the Plasma netbook or Plasma desktop editions for a workspace that will suit your every […]

Kubuntu 10.10 review

Pros: Plasma interface offers plenty of eye-candy, simple installation process, and an excellent selection of pre-installed applications Cons: Unfamiliar default browser, old-fashioned software installation GUI, and several areas such as Activities are still poorly documented Canonical’s Ubuntu is one of the most popular desktop Linux distributions around, but it’s easy to forget that there is […]

Kubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat Review

Maverick ships with KDE SC 4.5 installed, the most stable and attractive version of the KDE 4 series to date. The Kubuntu developers do not modify the KDE interface at all. There is no Kubuntu theme for KDE. For those who like the default Plasma theme, this is ideal. For those who do not, they […]

Kubuntu 10.10

The Kubuntu team is proud to announce the release of 10.10, the latest version of our popular Linux distribution. Kubuntu is one of the Ubuntu distributions and is based on KDE Software. With the combination of its Ubuntu backbone, the amazing KDE Platform and Applications, plus a few unique extras, 10.10 aims to provide the […]

Kubuntu 10.10 (Maverick ) Release Candidate released and download link included

It is almost that time! The next version of Kubuntu 10.10, the Maverick Meerkat, is almost upon us. In preparation for the October 10th release, we are offering users the Release Candidate. This version is appropriate for testing fresh installations and upgrades. As an RC, we are encouraging people to try installing or upgrading to […]

Kubuntu Translations QA Day

This Friday (20th August) me and Ubuntu translations man David Planella want to spend the day making sure translations in Kubuntu are in tip top shape. Do join us on IRC in #kubuntu-devel if you want to help out. See the wiki page for some things we will be checking. [Discuss Kubuntu Translations QA Day […]

Kubuntu developer wins KDE Akademy 2010 Award

Top Kubuntu developer Aurélien Gâteau (agateau) has been honoured with an Akademy Award for 2010. The Akademy Awards are given out each year at the annual KDE Akademy conference; the jury being formed of previous prize-winners. Aurélien won the award for his work on Gwenview, the image viewing application which ships with Kubuntu. He was […]

Kubuntu Council Elections

The Kubuntu Council is a group of 6 Kubuntu Members who get to vote on membership to Kubuntu Members and occationally other decisions regarding Kubuntu.
Half the council recently came to the end of their 2 year appointment so we need to hold elections for the open positions to the council. This […]

PC-BSD 8.0 vs. Kubuntu 9.10 Benchmarks

PC-BSD 8.0 was released last week and while we have already delivered FreeBSD 8.0 benchmarks including against Debian GNU/kFreeBSD and Fedora / Debian / OpenBSD / OpenSolaris for which PC-BSD is based, we took this opportunity to deliver a fresh set of *BSD benchmarks. In this article we have benchmarks of PC-BSD 8.0 x64 against […]