Cool Kubuntu Users

On the kubuntu.org front page we list a few interesting Kubuntu users of various shapes and sizes to give a feel for how diverse use is.

One rather cool user which is missing is Weta Digital. Whenever I've been out the flat this week I've seen adverts for the Avatar DVDs, those blue 3D faces are all made on Kubuntu desktops and a whopping 35,000 cluster of rendering machines. That must be a large proportion of computers in New Zealand running Kubuntu.

avatar poster
I am Kubuntu

Then I got an e-mail from a guy at Lionstracs makers of groovy musical keyboards. The keyboards run Kubuntu for all your composing and music playing needs.

This YouTube video of the Kubuntu keyboards shows them in action.

kubuntu keyboard
I am also Kubuntu

No doubt KDE is spreading out from the classic desktop use, from niche embedded use like keyboards to massive budget graphics we're taking over the world!

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Long Term is coming...


Those keyboards look awesome, bit over the top for little old me but maybe I'll be able to afford one some day :)

By jonathancarter at Mon, 04/26/2010 - 18:17

Why not say "I am a KDE" and use "KDE SC" correctly, not just the "KDE"?

"I am Kubuntu" does not mean anything else than question to steal wind under "I am KDE" slogan. Sorry, but that just is somekind problem with Canonical that they try to steal all others fame what others have done.

By fri13 at Mon, 04/26/2010 - 19:54

I fear you read too much into a blog post, it's just what came into my mind when I was writing it.

"somekind problem with Canonical that they try to steal all others fame what others have done"

Kubuntu is a community project. It's also the only major KDE platform based distribution to ship with KDE SC's default artwork. So I've no idea where you get the above accusations from.

By Jonathan Riddell at Tue, 04/27/2010 - 01:11

Indeed. Imho the 'I am Kubuntu' is perfectly fine, don't worry about it :D

(I know you don't, but just to be sure...)

By jospoortvliet at Thu, 04/29/2010 - 11:54