Hunting Kubuntu update with older front-end...

O. Sinclair orion2000za at
Tue Aug 10 14:40:55 BST 2010

On 10/08/2010 14:30, Brian Lunergan wrote:
> On August 5, 2010 17:25:27 Nils Kassube wrote:
>> Brian Lunergan wrote:
>>> I know Kubuntu Heron is not LTS so is essentially past its best
>>> before date. Will it disappear from the servers anytime soon or do I
>>> have a reasonable window to keep using it?
>> You can keep using it as long as you want even if it is not on the
>> server - you just can't get new packages. But I suppose the Hardy
>> repository will move the server when the support
>> for the server edition ends.
>>> Is it possible to install
>>> a newer version of the OS but keep the old KDE3 desktop?
>> Have a look at<>  (that URL was posted
>> here a few days ago).
> Thanks for the pointer Nils. I will have a look and perhaps try out one of the
> image files on offer.
> It's been quite amusing to read through some of the reviews, both pro and con,
> scattered around the web about KDE3 vs KDE4. I'll concede that the development
> team has done an ace job, but on a couple of levels they've also managed to
> through the baby out with the bathwater. Too many things imposed and too many
> assumptions made.
> Perhaps not the latest and greatest, but if I can get one of these newer forked
> editions of Kubuntu with KDE3 on top to load and do what I ask of it I will be
> as happy as... Well, you get the idea.<snicker>
> Later days, all...
Can tell you that I have installed the "remix" of Karmic on one PC and 
it works quite well. Have not tried the Lucid version though.

Also if I remember OpenSuse decided to keep a KDE3 fork but you will 
have to verify that elsewhere

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