Kubuntu Linux Emerges From Ubuntu’s Shadow

5 09 2013

The KDE desktop variant of Ubuntu Linux gets its own commercial support as it begins life away from Canonical.

Thanks to support vendor Emerge Open, the Kubuntu Linux distribution now has its own commercial support for those users and enterprises that need or want it. Kubuntu is the KDE desktop version of the Ubuntu Linux distribution that is commercially supported by Canonical. The primary Ubuntu Linux distribution is based on the GNOME Linux desktop.

“Canonical used to provide a commercial support service for Kubuntu but dropped it last year,” Kubuntu developer Jonathan Riddell told eWEEK.

Riddell explained that Kubuntu is one of the flavors of Ubuntu and, along with the flagship Ubuntu Desktop, it gets server infrastructure to build packages and host Kubuntu distribution.

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Kubuntu – Página de cara lavada.

29 07 2010

Na maioria dos Media quando se fala em Linux a maioria das vezes fala-se em Ubuntu.

O Ubuntu Linux é um produto da Canonical, desenvolvido pela mesma e com a contribuição de milhares de programadores e entusiastas espalhados pelo mundo inteiro.

Embora não seja a coqueluche da empresa, o Kubuntu, um derivado do Ubuntu, usa em vez do Gnome apadrinhado pela casa mãe, o KDE Software Compilation. Além desta variante, existem tantas outras que pode consultar aqui na WikiPédia.

As grandes diferenças entre eles são maioritariamente ao nível da interface, há quem defenda que o Gnome é bastante mais fácil de utilizar, outros defendem que o KDE é melhor para utilizadores avançados – a meu ver, o Gnome tenta ser o mais parecido com a facilidade de utilização do OSX da Apple, enquanto o KDE tenta ser uma plataforma com conceitos inovadores, o KDE inclusive corre no Windows e pode substituir a Shell do Windows.

Eu prefiro o KDE, uso KDE desde os tempos do Slackware, ainda muito tempo antes de o Patrick Volkerding, o Pai do Slackware ter deixado de incluir o Gnome oficialmente no Slackware.

Seja pela interface, pelo consumo de recursos ou pela razão que seja, a escolha existe e é diversificada.

O Kde 4.5.0 sairá na primeira semana de Agosto, talvez esta nova imagem seja uma mensagem de boas vindas à nova compilação que se aproxima…





Kubuntu 10.04 LTS

29 04 2010

Saiu hoje o Kubuntu 10.04 LTS, Lucid Lynx, a primeira versão Long Term Support baseada no KDE Plasma Desktop (KDE SC 4.4.2)





It’s Time for an International Linux Summit

20 07 2009

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Just like the international gang summits in Los Angeles, Linux needs a collective, “sit-down” to discuss the future of this now formidable operating system. I’m not talking about a nice little get together with keynote speakers with high-powered, 10,000 foot views of where Linux is and where it’s going. And I’m not talking about vendor booths touting the latest and greatest Linux toys or big blowout parties from a spectacle-making platinum sponsor.
What we need is a nuts and bolts, sound-proofed room, gathering of the minds and Linux thought leaders to discuss Linux, its current state, its legal standing and its future as an operating system.

It’s time to get serious.

It’s time to focus on the future.

We need key players and contributors from Google, Yahoo, Red Hat, Novell, Debian, Ubuntu, The Linux Foundation, Slackware, CentOS, Oracle, IBM, HP, Intel, AMD, VMware and Citrix to come together and hash out a grand plan for this once niche operating system that’s grown up into the enterprise-level beast that has changed the world.

We need for the best minds in the world to come together in one place for a concentrated focus on creating a Linux map for the next 10 or so years. This map should include the role of Linux in cloud-based computing, virtualization, embedded applications, supercomputing, space exploration, education and energy.

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