Q: Why does Kubuntu exist?

pan shizhu pan.shizhu at gmail.com
Mon Dec 7 06:00:27 GMT 2009

On Mon, Dec 7, 2009 at 3:42 AM, Harald Sitter <apachelogger at ubuntu.com> wrote:
> Hullos!
> In my recent wave of thinking about Kubuntu and how to make it clearer what
> exactly we are doing, I came to wonder why Kubuntu actually exists.

For me, kubuntu is a debian-based distribution which has kde as the
default desktop.

Most linux-based distribution need repositories, the popular ubuntu
has lots of repository mirrors, (there're hundreds of ubuntu
repository mirrors in china, much more than that of any other linux
distros, many of them are not listed in official ubuntu but we can
search for them from local news, many university and corperation have
local ubuntu mirrors), the popular ubuntu mirrors enables you access
the ubuntu official repository fast. Having a fast mirror is very
important for ubuntu users.

That is the reason why ppa isn't much useful for many users, ppa
repository will not be syncronized to local mirrors, so those who use
local mirror have no access of ppa, they won't even have the KDE 4.3.4

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