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Linux operating system distribution derived from Ubuntu but with KDE environment.

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Kubuntu 20.04 Review - LTS all round

Kubuntu 20.04 LTS Review - An iterative and solid upgrade

Kubuntu 19.10 Review - A little late to the party.

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  • Issues updating multiple flavors of Debian on one computer
    I got the .iso from for Kubuntu 23.10, and tried installing it. I was then greeted with a new error before I could get to the disk partitioning screen:. Source: 7 months ago
  • Is setting up and dealing with WSL worth it if you don't NEED it?
    To those reading his comment: He tried to say Kubuntu. Seriously, head over to here and keep your sanity lol: Source: 12 months ago
  • Questions I have about Linux, from someone who wants to switch from Windows 10
    KDE Plasma is developed by KDE, another international group of developers that make all sorts of cool software for Linux, macOS, Windows, and mobile platforms. Plasma is their flagship project. Their motto is "simple by default, powerful when needed". At first glance it may seem a copy of Windows, with a bottom panel sporting a start menu on the left and a system tray with a clock on the right, but don't get... Source: about 1 year ago
  • Linux - what flavor?
    Kubuntu - based on Ubuntu. Uses the KDE desktop environment. Source: about 1 year ago
  • Wanting to ditch windows 10 in favor of linux
    I recommend using Ventoy, and drag in the top general distro (Ubuntu, Mint, Fedora, Zorin, Manjaro) and the top distro for gaming (Nobara, PopOS, Garuda). If you want to have a user experience similar to SteamOS Desktop Mode, use the KDE version of the distro (Kubuntu, Nobara KDE, Manjaro KDE, Garuda Dragonfire). Source: about 1 year ago
  • Please help me to find a distro that fit my requirement
    Kubuntu and Zorin OS are also good alternatives. Source: about 1 year ago
  • Best Gaming Distro?
    Most gaming distros aren't as accessible as the likes of (in alphabetical order) Linux Mint, Pop_OS!, (K)Ubuntu etc. So if your main concern is to setup and forget, then these might be better picks. Source: about 1 year ago
  • which is better reborn os or cachy os
    I just noticed your post on r/rebornos. I'd say in your case, you should definitely stick to one of the popular distros out there. So, that would be likes of Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Linux Mint etc. Source: about 1 year ago
  • What Linux Distro Should I Use For Terrible Laptops?
    My experience has been that Ubuntu's Gnome DE is somewhat less suitable to older computers than Ubuntu "official flavors" with lighter DE's -- Ubuntu Budgie (Budgie DE), Kubuntu (KDE Plasma DE), Ubuntu MATE (MATE DE), and Xubuntu (XFCE DE) -- all of which use somewhat less resources than the Gnome DE. Source: over 1 year ago
  • Recommendations on how to best use Ubuntu 22.04 LTS and Windows-like features
    (1) Although nothing is wrong with Ubuntu 22.04 LTS (it is, after all, the most-used distro on the planet, and is always included in recommended lists for new Linux users), you might want to take a look at two Ubuntu "official flavors" -- Kubuntu 22.04 LTS (Plasma desktop), and Xubuntu 22.04 LTS (XFCE desktop). The reason I suggest this is that I've found, working with friends, that these two desktops, more akin... Source: over 1 year ago
  • Ubuntu LTS vs Fedora?
    Consider Kubuntu 22.04 LTS, an official Ubuntu "flavor" (that is, Ubuntu-sanctioned and Ubuntu-supported), using the KDE Plasma desktop environment rather than the Gnome desktop environment used by Ubuntu. Source: over 1 year ago
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    Yes, just follow these install instructions: Source: over 1 year ago
  • Linux distro
    I recommend two official Ubuntu flavors to friends contemplating migrating from Windows 10 to Linux -- Ubuntu Budgie (Budgie DE) and Kubuntu (KDE Plasma DE). Source: over 1 year ago
  • I might want to switch to linux on my low end laptop and have a few questions
    In terms of distros that will help facilitate the migration from Windows, I would suggest either Ubuntu Budgie or Kubuntu. Source: over 1 year ago
  • switching from windows, need recommendations
    Take a look at Ubuntu Budgie 22.04 LTS and Kubuntu 22.04 LTS, two official flavors of Ubuntu that give you the stability of Ubuntu 22.04 LTS and a good looking, very functional desktop environment. I have used both extensively and can vouch for them. My use case is similar to yours -- lots of internet/browser work, occasional word processing, spreadsheet and file work. Source: over 1 year ago
  • Change from Windows
    Consider looking at several of the Ubuntu official flavors -- Kubuntu (Plasma DE), Ubuntu Budgie (Budgie DE), Xubuntu (XFCE), Ubuntu MATE (MATE DE). I wouldn't bother with Lubuntu (LXQT DE) unless you need a lightweight distro, because the LXQT DE is not as mainstream or well-supported as the others. Source: over 1 year ago
  • Planning to migrate from Windows to linux and dont know what distro to use
    Based on recent experience helping a handful of friends move from Windows to Linux, I suggest starting with an official Ubuntu flavor (Ubuntu Budgie, Kubuntu, Xbuntu, Ubuntu Mate) 22.04 LTS release, picking which ever desktop environment appeals to you. Official Ubuntu flavors are the Ubuntu OS layer with standard but different desktop environments. Source: over 1 year ago
  • TIFU by not disabling an option in Windows that seemingly made my PC stutter for the last 3 years
    Give it a try. Don't be afraid to ask questions. It's part of the learning experience and believe it or not, there's a freedom when you don't have to worry what Microsoft is going to do next. Source: over 1 year ago
  • Wine 8.0 Released
    Well, there is a possible way... Kind of. During my short test run of Kubuntu (22.04 if I remember correctly), I installed QEMU through Kubuntu's Package Manager and was able to install and run Windows 10 within as a Virtual Machine. However, in order to play games with kernel-level anti-cheat (such as Genshin Impact), I had to first trick Windows 10 into thinking it's not a Virtual Machine. Source: over 1 year ago
  • .deb packages don't install
    Ubuntu, or any of its different flavours, like Kubuntu if you want something that looks a little more like Windows out of the box but with lots of customisability, or Linux Mint if you'd prefer a much more strict Windows clone. Source: over 1 year ago
  • New Fedora Workstation Webpage is now on Staging
    It looks like they may have took some inspiration from the Kubuntu webpage that hosts ChrisTitus YouTube review of the distribution. Source: over 1 year ago

External sources with reviews and comparisons of Kubuntu

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Kubuntu is another Ubuntu derivative, based on KDE Plasma as a desktop environment. The lightweight solution runs games smoothly. It is also customizable and thus optimized for gaming. Numerous programs are available for Kubuntu.
Best Top 20 Ubuntu Linux Alternatives (Pros and Cons)
Kubuntu is an official Ubuntu flavor that uses the KDE Plasma Desktop instead of GNOME and shares the same underlying system as Ubuntu. Ubuntu’s repository is also used by Kubuntu and it releases packages on the same schedule.
13 Best Linux distros for gaming in 2022
Not just limited to our forums ( but also some Reddit threads pointed at Kubuntu as their preferred choice just because they feel KDE desktop environment is easy on their system resources which improves their gaming experience.
9 Best Linux Gaming Distributions in 2021
Linux Mint also offers LTS releases similar to Ubuntu. Unlike some Ubuntu flavors (like Kubuntu & Lubuntu), which provides 3 years of system updates, Linux Mint offers 5 years of updates no matter what desktop environment you go for. You get the option to choose Xfce, MATE, or Cinnamon edition.

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