Towards Humanity: Oh, my!

I have finally installed Kubuntu overwriting the Debian partition. It seems "Kubuntu" means "Towards Humanity" and it's a KDE based distribution of Ubuntu, which in turn is a Linux distribution based on Debian. I am not very keen on Gnome, because I hate depending on lots of different libraries with different evolutionary speeds (remember I suffer from frameworkfobia). So I prefer KDE. Furthermore, KDE uses C++ so it's less error prone and allows developers to concentrate on real work instead of fighting with libraries (and dependencies). So KDE based products are usually much more sound, robust and usable.

Kubuntu it's indeed nice. Very usable. I'm running KDE 3.4.0 and I have to admit it's a great improvement over previous versions of KDE. Much faster. Simpler. Nicer. Eye candy everywhere. Good job guys!

The installation was really smooth. Just a single (bootable) CD and some network connections. Since I have special partitions for my software and my home directories I was all set within two hours. This operating system has periodical security updates (probably based on Debian security updates) so I think it's safe to run it on a daily basis.

It's impressive how operating systems have evolved within the last few years. My box may run: Solaris 10, Mandrake 9.2, 10.0, 10.1 (Community & Official), Kubuntu and Windows XP (without network access, so no viruses but those from Microsoft).

So maybe I suffer from frameworkfobia and operating-system-filia. :-)

I'll keep you informed periodically on my happiness with Kubuntu. A great step towards humanity!.

Cheers
Antonio

UPDATE: KUbuntu review here

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"KDE uses C++ so it's less error prone" -- Why do you think that out of curosity? To me its not the language thats error prone, but the developers themselfs. Just interesting thing I saw. :)

I personally like gnome, don't know why but it strikes me as more useable, but its one of those personal preferences I guess. I really want to check out Enlightenment DR17 and see how it is. Then again, I love my mac... Maybe I Just like goofy OS's ;)

Enviado por Jeffrey Olson en agosto 29, 2005 a las 03:18 PM CEST #

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