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    Phoronix: Canonical To Drop Support For Kubuntu

    After the forthcoming 12.04 "Precise Pangolin" release, Canonical will no longer be sponsoring the Kubuntu derivative and will be dropping support for this KDE-based alternative...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTA1NDA

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    Angry Worst news heard this year

    Thats may be the worst news I head this year. I use Kubuntu for 3 years now(Using Ubuntu for 5 years now). I like KDE, at least more more better then Unity or Gnome 3. Kubuntu has some lagging in supporting some features/software of Ubuntu(Like its a step sister of Ubuntu but still a sister) and make it non Canoncial supporting will make KDE just more alien type in Ubuntu packages. Canoncial I think just going mad and playing russian roulette(Unity and many decisions are triggers and now finally this).

    I used KDE with Fedora in my University's PCs but Kubuntu seems far better to me. If starting 12.10 Kubuntu lags more, may be I have to check other KDE based distros.

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    I wasn't aware GNOME is a business success. Bullshit.

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    Ubuntu doesn't even have a Gnome spin, they dumped Gnome even before dumping KDE. (yes, Gnome is still packaged, but there's no LiveCD with Gnome and the regular Ubuntu LiveCD will install a Unity desktop that needs to be manually changed to Gnome.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ansla View Post
    Ubuntu doesn't even have a Gnome spin, they dumped Gnome even before dumping KDE. (yes, Gnome is still packaged, but there's no LiveCD with Gnome and the regular Ubuntu LiveCD will install a Unity desktop that needs to be manually changed to Gnome.)
    You shouldn't overstate the differences between Unity and upstream Gnome - they still have 99% of their code in common. They have big political differences, but technically, it amounts to a different WM, a few custom libraries, and a scattering of patches. For most practical purposes, Unity *is* Gnome.

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    >SUSE's too hard to use.

    OpenSUSE's not majorly different than other distros. Why would you say it's harder to use? It's YaST utility that lets you change almost everything on your system from a GUI generally leads people to say it's easier to use than many distros. The installer is also without argument the most powerful of any Linux distro.

    A lot of new OpenSUSE users are coming from Ubuntu.
    http://www.reddit.com/r/openSUSE/com...e_after_using/

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    makes sense -for canonical-

    as it seems what they are trying to do is get a toolkit independent DE with a Unity front end.

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    So I switched from Gentoo to Kubuntu because I wanted my latest-and-greatest KDE on Linux fix with the least hassle... I hope I won't have to switch again. After all, the community will be supporting it so I hope it will stay up-to-date. I don't mind using Gnome stuff for things like network management and all that so I don't mind if the KDE versions of those become out of date, but I hope at least the desktop environment will continue to be functional.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ayqazi View Post
    So I switched from Gentoo to Kubuntu because I wanted my latest-and-greatest KDE on Linux fix with the least hassle... I hope I won't have to switch again. After all, the community will be supporting it so I hope it will stay up-to-date. I don't mind using Gnome stuff for things like network management and all that so I don't mind if the KDE versions of those become out of date, but I hope at least the desktop environment will continue to be functional.
    What was your experience/impression of Gentoo's KDE support? I've just installed KDE, but never really used it, on my Gentoo machine, so I'm curious to know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ayqazi View Post
    So I switched from Gentoo to Kubuntu because I wanted my latest-and-greatest KDE on Linux fix with the least hassle... I hope I won't have to switch again. After all, the community will be supporting it so I hope it will stay up-to-date. I don't mind using Gnome stuff for things like network management and all that so I don't mind if the KDE versions of those become out of date, but I hope at least the desktop environment will continue to be functional.
    Why not use opensuse, I find their KDE implementation close to perfect and with the right repositories you can stay very very close to official releases ? Personally am happy with it, never really saw kubuntu as a valid alternative.

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