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Re: Some Kubuntu screenshots

  • Subject: Re: Some Kubuntu screenshots
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 01 Aug 2006 18:43:16 +0100
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
  • Organization: schestowitz.com / ISBE, Manchester University / ITS
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__/ [ JPB ] on Tuesday 01 August 2006 18:23 \__

> Martin Honoré wrote:
>> JPB <news@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> Having just upgraded my system to Kubuntu 6.06, here's some screenshots
>>> of typical tasks, after a few days of use.
>>> http://www.flickr.com/photos/96194146%40N00/
>>> The more I use Linux, the more stunning I find the crisp functional
>>> desktop you get with something like KDE and a modern distribution such as
>>> X|K Ubuntu.
>>> Also have Xubuntu loaded, looks nice and acts sharp, if not quite as
>>> snazzy as KDE is - perhaps if I get some good screenshots of that I'll
>>> add them.
>> Where's the "Kubuntu"? All I see is the "Kool" Desktop Environment and
>> some random X-applications.

"Kool" is cool! Far less intimidating than the originall -- "Kernel Hackers"
-- which (mis)leads people into thinking that KDE is a toolbox and not a DE.

> That's rather the point - it's a clean install of Kubuntu, and the result
> is without really doing anything special you get a nice, clean, functional
> Desktop environment with lots of "cool" elements. Together with
> applications that most people need and want, which work sweetly and look
> wonderful.
> Just for you, I've added a shot of the KDE menu so you can see a Kubuntu
> logo:
> http://www.flickr.com/photos/96194146@N00/204037324/
> though to tell the truth what you notice is not so much that it's Kubuntu,
> only that it works great and looks fantastic - exactly what you want from a
> desktop operating system!
> First time I've used Adept, as well, which is featured on some of the
> shots, and is looking great and very easy to use. Previously I was used to
> Synaptic, but Adept looks and acts the business, and I can imagine it being
> very comfortable to get someone started with using Linux and a real package
> management system.

Screenshots say so much more than just words. I appreciate the effort. After
3 years with (almost exclusively) SUSE at work, I seriously considered a
move to Kubuntu, Adept, however, is often criticised for being a usability
distater (YaST2 is not Synaptic or Smart either). Above all, what I seek to
see improved in SUSE is a package management (and installer?) which is as
admirably-simple as that which Ubuntu boasts. In that respect, Ubuntu is
easier than Mac OS and Windows. Linspire might be the winner of all in that
department (not sure about Fuji/Turbo and Xandros), but there is a cost...

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