Kubuntu why?

Brian Astill bastill at adam.com.au
Wed Jun 15 01:52:45 UTC 2005

On Mon, 13 Jun 2005 03:32 pm, Shawn Christopher wrote:
> Just as a question...I'm not trying to get any GNOME vs. KDE
> deathmatches going on however is there a reason why people post
> KDE/Kubuntu to the Ubuntu mail list? I just find it awkward when
> someone says that Kaffine, and Konqueror is perfect when they
> obviously don't come with Ubuntu. Don't they have their own list...and
> if not how come?

Are you being sectarian?  :-)

KDE is part of Ubuntu just as Window Maker, Xfce, Abiword, Gentoo, and all the 
other thousands of apps and utilities available from the repositories are - 
but you knew that.

However, there are two ways of providing KDE (Mine and Wrong!  :-)  )
I installed hoary and added KDE from the repositories.  This gives a more 
fully-featured version of KDE, plus the Gnome features (eg Synaptic).
Some people go for Kubuntu.  They might then extend KDE from the repositories.

Point is that either way, most questions are generic and would apply whatever 
Ubuntu variant you are using.  For example I had a lot of help from this list 
when I had trouble with my network.   All the advice applied regardless of 


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