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Distribution: SuSE Linux / Scientific Linux / [K|X]ubuntu
Optically, Kubuntu is more like the Windows environment and Ubuntu tends slightly more towards the Mac interface. However, you can always run, say, ubuntu and install all KDE packages (which I do - I like the KDE software, but I don't like to interface).
But don't get fooled - as my predecessor said: they are different from what you are used to. It takes a while, but it is well worth the effort!
Think! Both exist both are used by lots of people. Why would your first question on a forum like this suggest that one is "better." Are you trying to start a flame fest? Are you some kind of troll? Or, Are you some kind of a straw man (ref: The Wizard of Oz.)?
Distribution: Ubuntu, Slackware, Gentoo, Fedora, Red Hat, Puppy Linux
Both Ubuntu and Kubuntu are identical Linux operating systems based on the Debian base. The difference between the two is the GUI desktop used. It boils down to a matter of preference. Try both and see which one you prefer. Better is a subjective call when it comes to the differences between these distributions. Someone may say one is better but if you try them you may prefer the other.
I personally like Kubuntu. I haven't tried Ubuntu but the reason I chose Kubuntu than Ubuntu is that Kubuntu is blue and thats my favorite color. You will get mixed answers here cause each person like a different thing. I would say try them both, use kubuntu for a full day or 2 and then try ubuntu for a day or 2 and then decide.