Kubuntu vs. Ubuntu

Francisco Borges francisco.borges at gmail.com
Fri Nov 14 15:03:42 GMT 2008

On Thu, Nov 13, 2008 at 9:58 PM, Derek Broughton <news at pointerstop.ca>wrote:

> Francisco Borges wrote:
> > On Wed, Nov 12, 2008 at 8:15 PM, Derek Broughton
> > <news at pointerstop.ca>wrote:
> >
> >> Steven Vollom wrote:
> >>
> >> > What I heard was that Kubuntu had more configuration problems.
> >>
> >> I believe you heard wrong :-)
> >>
> >
> > I beg to differ.
> >
> > At some point, the brightness keys of my laptop stopped working on
> > KDE, but they still worked on Gnome.
> All _my_ extra keys work fine.

I am glad for you. My keys don't work.


This bug had been confirmed, the problem is that it has been marked (just as
so many others) as a duplicate of another bug which however is not the same
as the original... I simply did not have the time to keep up with it. I must

In any case, when I filed in, the keys worked on Gnome but not on KDE.

This was joined on a large bug which encompasses Gnome and KDE, though only
Gnome seems to be listed latelly:

Despite the bug being marked "fix released" for Hardy, people keep reporting
the problem on Intrepid.

> > I used to use bluetooth to transfer files. Guess what? Kubuntu 8.10
> > dropped bluetooth support (as KDE4 still doesn't support it).
> Funny?  I was offered two different methods for Bluetooth.  I can't
> guarantee either work, as I don't have any BT devices, but the _support_
> is certainly offered in Kubuntu 8.10 and KDE 4.

Exactly you can't guarantee neither works. So despite not knowing what you
are talking about, you chose to disregard the opnion of users who actually
use BT. Very, hum, lets say "unbiased".

As I said, Kubuntu 8.10 dropped support for it:
"Bluetooth is not supported in Kubuntu 8.10 because bla bla bla...."

> > These are just two examples, but as a whole, there is way more testing
> > and validation of the Ubuntu desktop environment than Kubuntu's KDE.
> Sorry, I'm just not buying it.

Oh please, don't "buy it". Just read the bug reports.

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