Ubuntu vs Kubuntu

Andrew Hunter andy.hunter at rogers.com
Mon Jan 22 16:01:34 UTC 2007


On Monday 22 January 2007 07:55, Maurice Murphy wrote:
> Andrew Hunter wrote:
> > On Sunday 21 January 2007 11:28, Maurice Murphy wrote:
> >> Peter,
> >>
> >> Thanks for your well reasoned critique.  For me, however, I believe we
> >> should leave KDE to others.
> >
> > As a happy Kubuntu user, I disagree.
> >
> >> Xandros and others do a good job with
> >> this.  Why add to the confusion when the Gnome is a cleaner, more
> >> effective layout?
> >
> > That is _entirely_ subjective.
> >
> >> As an ex-XP MCE user, I had no difficulty with the
> >> transition to Ubuntu.  It was a pleasure.
> >
> > Great.
> >
> >> Why not stick with Ubuntu and
> >> make it even better than it is?  IMHO this would be a more efficient use
> >> of resources.
> >
> > I think you miss the point. Kubuntu was started as a community derivitive
> > to use KDE and Ubuntu repositories. In no way does Kubuntu "steal"
> > resources from Ubuntu, therefore all this would do is dis-enfranchise a
> > portion of Ubuntu users (yes, even though I use Kubuntu I consider myself
> > an Ubuntu user). IMHO, a move like this would be against the principles
> > of FOSS.
> >
> > Note that there is nothing Canonical can do to stop someone from creating
> > a derivitive distribution, they can only control the Ubuntu trademark. In
> > contrary to this, Canonical actively encourages people to use the
> > software they provide in any manner they see fit, that is freedom.
> >
> >> Maurice
>
> My apologies to all Kubuntu users!  I stand corrected!  I guess my
> subjective views were born out of my happiness with the Ubuntu Gnome
> interface and overall performance.  Please forgive!

That is the beauty of FOSS, you have choise. I encourage you to try out 
Kubuntu some time, like when KDE4 is released. At the very worst, you love of 
Gnome will be confirmed. 

> Maurice
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