Q: Why does Kubuntu exist?

Dotan Cohen dotancohen at gmail.com
Mon Dec 7 21:27:18 GMT 2009

2009/12/7 Aurélien Gâteau <aurelien.gateau at canonical.com>:
> Harald Sitter 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 it would be: bring to KDE users the same level of polish and
> attention to detail Ubuntu brings to GNOME users (because I believe
> that's the main reason behind Ubuntu success: a greater attention to
> detail).

I only wish that were the case. Kubuntu has traditionally been a mess,
though 9.10 is a bit better than the past. Ubuntu's strong point is
their high level of polish in all default apps, not just Gnome, and
that level of polish does not carry over to Kubuntu. I really don't
know why I stick with Kubuntu, but I do. Probably for the same reason
that other s stick with Windows: it's not really good, but it does the
job and it's what I know. Maybe I should give Mandriva and Suse a

Dotan Cohen


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