my 2 bits worth

Derek Broughton auspex at
Tue Apr 19 12:16:37 UTC 2005

On Monday 18 April 2005 22:15, dj faké wrote:
> > getting kde 3.4 is as easy as sudo apt-get install kubuntu-desktop.
> this is a very important point in the kubuntu vs. ubuntu picture. having
> followed this thread, it seems that many are taking sides with gnome vs.
> kde. 

Well, despite the opinions of my Mac-loving friend, KDE and Gnome are _very_ 
different.  It's a subject people are always likely to take sides on - unless 
one of the desktops goes belly up.

> But isn't this about promoting Ubuntu, and really about Debian vs 
> "the other linux distros"?

Somewhat.  I have some concerns about the deviation from Debian - if kubuntu 
doesn't succeed, am I going to be left with a system I can only restore to 
Debian with great difficulty (or, do the unthinkable and move to Gnome!). So 
I both want to promote Debian over other Linuxes, and kubuntu over ubuntu.  
That said, I can't see kubuntu _ever_ being truly separate from Ubuntu, it's 

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