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Kubuntu 12.04
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1 15581 05-01-2012
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No recommendations None indicated 4.0

Description: "The Kubuntu community is proud to announce the release of 12.04 LTS, the 'Precise Pangolin': the new Long-Term Support version of our friendly operating system. Built on Ubuntu's core and polished with KDE's applications and workspaces, Kubuntu 12.04 LTS is a grand example of friendly, fast and beautiful software. We recommend it as the perfect OS for casual users, students, Linux gamers, software developers, professionals, and anyone interested in a free, open platform that is both beautiful and useful. Highlights: KDE 4.8.2; Amarok 2.5; Rekonq and OwnCloud updates; Calligra suite...."
Keywords: Ubuntu-based Precise-Pangolin KDE Calligra

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Old 05-01-2012, 05:11 PM   #1
Registered: Jul 2006
Distribution: CentOS, Xubuntu
Posts: 5,085

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Would you recommend the product? no | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 4

Cons: Poor-quality software

The installer is the usual Ubuntu one. You can install from the boot screen or the live session. It's easy to use and supports encryption of /home. It offers to download media codecs and updates; it doesn't offer to download language packs, but it does it anyway! The installation took an hour, of which three-quarters was spent downloading.

The installed software is all KDE, except LibreOffice. (There's no Calligra, despite the statement above). LibreOffice (apart from missing Java) seems to be the only reliable thing there. Whatever I ran from the CLI left a warning: “may misbehave, could lead to crashes, should not happen, socket error, broken resource”. They ran, but for how long? The web-browser Rekonq (does anyone actually want that?) didn't even run: “illegal instruction”.

There are much better KDE distros than this: Mepis or OpenSUSE, for a start.


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