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Poll Results: Kubuntu or Ubuntu?

 
  • 33% (1)
    Kubuntu
  • 66% (2)
    Ubuntu
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post #1 of 19
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so i'm completely new to linux. i want to try something new

kubuntu or ubuntu?
give the pros and cons please! thanks a bunch guys!
post #2 of 19
what exactly are you planning on using Linux for ?

If for server purposes than Suse / Debian / Fedora .

But if you are looking for a Desktop based than Mint / Ubuntu / Arch ( the system is linux but more orientated towards a desktop system) , I personally prefer Mint 12 and I have removed windows from my system smile.gif.
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post #3 of 19
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by ironmaiden View Post

what exactly are you planning on using Linux for ?
If for server purposes than Suse / Debian / Fedora .
But if you are looking for a Desktop based than Mint / Ubuntu / Arch ( the system is linux but more orientated towards a desktop system) , I personally prefer Mint 12 and I have removed windows from my system smile.gif.

regular user. i just wanna try something new
post #4 of 19
They are the same thing. Only difference is the GUI.
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post #5 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by hot97integra View Post

regular user. i just wanna try something new

You could go for Mint 12 , yes they all are same and the difference is the GUI like "Skripka" puts it.
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post #6 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by Skripka View Post

They are the same thing. Only difference is the GUI.

This. Kubuntu and Ubuntu use exactly the same packages, updates and configuration. Only thing different is some basic applications and the GUI as Skripka said. Personally I really don't like Kubuntu because it uses KDE which IMO sucks. I much prefer Ubuntu's Gnome look (Gnome 2 that is). It's all down to personal preference though.
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post #7 of 19
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thanks guys. i'm going to give ubuntu a try :-) i'm doing dual boot. so if it doesn't work out, i'll just remove it :-D
post #8 of 19
Agreed with Biltong, I use Ubuntu, as I prefer Gnome to KDE. IMHO it's preference, but most people prefer the look and feel of Gnome to KDE.
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post #9 of 19
IMO, Kubuntu's desktop kde4 is too heavy and Ubuntu using that Unity interface bites. If you must go Ubuntu-based give Lubuntu a try. Light on resources and very customizable once you get used to it. http://lubuntu.net/
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post #10 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by z3r0_k00l75 View Post

IMO, Kubuntu's desktop kde4 is too heavy and Ubuntu using that Unity interface bites. If you must go Ubuntu-based give Lubuntu a try. Light on resources and very customizable once you get used to it. http://lubuntu.net/

Meh. ALL the Ubuntus require similar loads of packages. Even the supposedly "light" versions of it still require the hundreds of megabytes of desktop environs packages that Gnome and KDE do. None is really any lighter than the other. Besides any reasonably modern multicore computer can run any Linux without difficulty or sluggishness.
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