Kubuntu vs. Ubuntu

Michael D. Stemle, Jr. manchicken at notsosoft.net
Sat Sep 15 21:58:17 BST 2007

On Saturday 15 September 2007 15:09:27 D. Michael McIntyre wrote:
> On Saturday 15 September 2007, msmarti58 wrote:
> > I just wondered what the difference is.
> Ubuntu decided to standardize on GNOME as their desktop environment. 
> Kubuntu was started to provide KDE packages that install onto an Ubuntu
> system, and thus make Ubuntu usable for those of us who love KDE.
> The default desktop environment is the *only* difference between the two
> distros.  You can install KDE on a stock Ubuntu system, or you can install
> GNOME on a stock Kubuntu system (or you can even install the Kubuntu
> packages on top of an Ubuntu Studio system.) Everything else is the same.
> They share the same base of packages.  If you installed the same version of
> each one (eg. Ubuntu Feisty vs. Kubuntu Feisty) then you should have had
> the same results with both.  Any difference you experienced is most likely
> due to something you did differently yourself, without being aware of it.
> --
> D. Michael McIntyre

Well said.

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