Will Ubuntu use KDE instead of Gnome ?

Daniel Robitaille robitaille at gmail.com
Sun Jan 15 08:16:46 UTC 2006

On 1/14/06, Mehdi Hassanpour <mehdi.public at gmail.com> wrote:
> Is it really possible ? I read that Mr. Shuttleworth uses Kubuntu instead of
> Ubuntu, this means that he prefers KDE

It simply means that he uses Kubuntu instead of Ubuntu on one of his
desktop machine (at least at the time of that story in late October). 
  It doesn't necessarily mean that he prefers one over the other.

The actual  quote from kubuntu.org is "Ubuntu founder Mark
Shuttleworth announced that he was now using Kubuntu on his desktop
machine and said he wanted Kubuntu to move to a first class
distribution within the Ubuntu community."

So maybe he simply wanted to use it for a while on his machine to see
what the deal is, and maybe to help with its development.

I don't want to put words in his mouth, but I suspect he wants a
strong Kubuntu besides a strong Ubuntu so that users have the choice
between one or the other without a lost of quality.

>  Is there any discussion between the developers to change Gnome with KDE in
> Ubuntu ??

not that I know.  But why choose?  Both are currently easily available
from the Ubuntu repositories.  You have the freedom of choose one or
the other, or install
both, and select either at the time you login.

Daniel Robitaille

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