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26
2013

Switching to Kubuntu comments

Some comments on switching to Kubuntu from a recent Slashdot article...

I switched to Kubuntu ... I haven't looked back. I like *buntu distributions simply because they're the easiest to get up and running. Unless you need a highly customized Linux system, you can't argue with *buntu's simplicity when it comes to installation.

I can't upvote this enough. Kubuntu is a perfectly decent distro. KDE 4 has finally come of age.

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26
2013

Help test Kubuntu 13.10 Beta 2

Download and test the beta 2 candidates and report on that iso testing site. Upgrades also need testing. If you're wondering how to help Kubuntu, this is how. Virtual machines and real hardware needed. Join #kubuntu-devel to chat.

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25
2013

Site-ul Kubuntu România a fost lansat

As previously blogged Kubuntu Romania launched.

Site creator Ovidiu-Florin has a launch ceremony with wine and ribbon to open it. Now that's style.

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24
2013

Kubuntu România

Kubuntu România launches today, a Romanian language website with Kubuntu news and support.

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19
2013

Winter Is Coming

Winter is coming so why not snuggle up with Kubuntu? Kubuntu keeps everyone warm.

kubuntu jumper

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17
2013

Tuning KDevelop's UI layout

With some idle time on my hands due to waiting on an especially long build, I decided to put some time into cleaning up my KDevelop's UI layout today:

Customized KDevelop interface layout
Click for original resolution.

I removed all but the elements I actually ever click on in the main window -- all the rest I usually access via keyboard shortcuts or the menu (which I'm now going to try using via the window deco button). Since working on an IRC client makes you feel at home with text fields at the bottom of windows, I moved those toolbars down below the bottom toolview button and moved the remaining toolbar actions into the left toolview button column (I already use label-less toolbars on the left in some other apps, e.g. Gwenview). All together, this saves a lot of vertical space, which is precious on my widescreen laptop.

I think I'm happy, though I'll have to actually use it for a while to see whether I'm not missing anything. How does your KDevelop look?

SEP
11
2013

Medibuntu to Disappear, libdvdcss now direct from VideoLan

Medibuntu the archive with libdvdcss and a number of other package which couldn't be put into the official Ubuntu archive is to disappear. Gauvain Pocentek who has been maintaining it for some time is wanting to move himself and his server on. At Blue Systems and in Kubuntu we looked over the packages in the archive and realised they were all obsolete or unnessecary because most are now in the official Ubuntu archive or have better equivalents which are. The main exception is libdvdcss which is illegal in the US so can't go in the archive.

SEP
11
2013

Bugfix thanks

Application icons had stopped showing sometimes in the KDE SC 4.11.1 update but our lovely upstreams found a fix and when I was notified by a user I was happy to add it to the Kubuntu packages. What a lovely response..

From: Jens
To: Jonathan Riddell
Subject: Re: Sry new to this 
 
OMG! You are awesome! I could kiss you, you complete stranger! :D
SEP
10
2013

KDE Connect in Kubuntu

Thanks to the elite packaging skills of smartboyhw and the review skills of Quintasan we now have kdeconnect in Kubuntu saucy so you can use your phone to control Amarok.

OMG Ubuntu has a review.

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