Originally Posted by Bhakta Neal
Did I get the wrong one?
AMD64 was the right architecture (though any x86 architecture would also be OK).
I recently tried Kubuntu 10.04 myself and I'm very unimpressed.
My previous experience with Kubuntu was too slight to form a valid opinion. Maybe Kubuntu was a good beginner distribution when it included KDE3.
I don't think KDE4 is ready for beginners yet.
My favorite Linux distribution remains an older version of Mepis. I think Mepis 8.0 is still supported and it includes KDE3 (it's what I'm running on now). I tried Mepis 8.5 including KDE4 and it is much worse. Mepis 8.5 doesn't make KDE4 quite as beginner unfriendly as Kubuntu 10.04 does. But Mepis 8.5 still is much worse than Mepis 8.0 and KDE4 is the reason.
Im having many problems with my Kubuntu install, and I actually hope that I just took the wrong file. I downloaded the torrent from Kubuntu.org.
What specific problems? I don't think you've even reached the point of being confused by KDE4 yet.
Linux distributions often have trouble with some display systems on initial install. Almost always you can figure it out and get the display to work right without switching to a different distribution. But sometimes switching to a different distribution is easier.
The whole Ubuntu family in version 10.04 is generally good at getting most display systems correct from the start. But if you happen to have one of the display systems it doesn't get right, the fact that it is generally good doesn't help you.
Of course I have no idea whether you're even having a display problem. It's just the most common install time problem.