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An Ubuntu-derived distribution of Linux that uses KDE as its main desktop environment

editor's review




Welcome to the Breezy Badger edition of Kubuntu, an open source operating system based on the latest technologies offered by the Ubuntu Linux distribution and built around the modern KDE desktop environment.

Available as Live and Install CD ISO images for three platforms

The Kubuntu 5.10 release was officially announced by Canonical on October 12, 2005 and supported with security patches and software updates until April 13, 2007. It is available for download as Live CDs and Install CDs that are engineered to support the 32-bit, 64-bit and PowerPC hardware platforms.

The Live CDs provide users with a minimal boot prompt where they can press Enter to start the live environment with default options or press the F1 key for help and advanced boot options (for users with special needs).

Traditional KDE desktop environment with top-notch apps

Unfortunatelly for some, before you can access the live session, it is a must to choose a language and location, as well as to select a keyboard layout and configure your graphics card.

The KDE desktop environment is comprised of a single taskbar located on the bottom edge of the screen, from where the user can launch applications, cycle between virtual workspaces, as well as to interact with running programs and the system tray area.

Default applications include the Krita image manipulation program, Kopete instant messenger, Gwenview image viewer, Konversation IRC client, Akregator feed reader, Kooka scan and OCR program, KPDF document viewer, Konqueror web browser, and KSnapshot screen capture program.

In addition, the Amarok audio player, K3b CD/DVD burning software, Kaffeine media player, KsCD Audio-CD player, KAudioCreator Audio-CD ripper, Kontact PIM suite, and the entire OpenOffice.org office suite are also included.

Bottom line

In conclusion, Kubuntu 5.10 (Breezy Badger) is a decent operating system that is no longer supported and archived for historical purposes only. If you want to use Kubuntu, please search Softpedia for the latest version.

Kubuntu was reviewed by Marius Nestor
Last updated on May 22nd, 2014
Kubuntu - The default desktop environment of the Kubuntu 5.10 operating system

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