Alternatives to Kubuntu, was Re: KDE 4.0.0!

Billie Walsh bilwalsh at
Thu Jan 17 14:42:13 GMT 2008

On 01/16/2008 Dotan Cohen wrote:
> I'm calm, but I am looking for a 'home' distro. For two years, that
> was Fedora for me. When things got too unstable for everyday work, I
> jumped ship and I've been with Kubuntu for about a year. With all the
> MS converts that I do I need a very stable distro, as I'm the only one
> providing tech support to people who's first impression of Linux is
> whatever I install for them.

I don't know what (K)Ubuntu support cycle is for sure but my thinking is
that for at least the next six to eight months 7.10 is going to be
viable. Probably somewhat longer than that before things start getting
to far out of hand. By that time KDE should have most things
straightened out and everything should be pretty stable. That should
just about get us up to Kubuntu 8.*. Then might be a better time to upgrade.

I don't know how many converts you make a month but when I started using
Kubuntu it was 7.4 and almost immediately went to 7.10. [ now, OK I
admit that's not really such a big jump maybe ] and it was no HUGE deal,
and I'm just an average home user. I made the switch and kept on
truckin'. I'm sure anyone should be able to go through an upgrade
without major trauma. After all the upgrade/update cycle is way shorter
than that OTHER OS so you better get used to them. Call it a "learning

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