6.06.1 LTS GPL (GNU General Public License)    
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An Ubuntu-based operating system that uses the KDE desktop environment and the latest Linux kernel

editor's review



Welcome to the Dapper Drake edition of Kubuntu, an open source distribution of Linux derived from the Ubuntu Linux operating system and built around the KDE (K Desktop Environment) project. Kubutun is not a fork of Ubuntu but an official project of it, sharing the same infrastructure and package archive.

Available as Desktop and Alternate CDs for three platforms

Kubuntu 6.06 was an LTS (Long Term Support) release that was supported by Canonical with software updates and security enhancements from June 1, 2006 until July 14, 2009, during which it received a single maintenance release, 6.06.1.

It is available for download as Alternate CDs that can be used to install the operating system in text-mode, as well as Desktop CDs that allow the user to try Kubuntu or install it using a graphical installer.

The boot loader of the Desktop CD has been completely revamped, allowing the user to start or install Kubuntu with default options or in safe graphics mode, perform a memory test, boot from the first disk, and check the bootable medium for defects.

The same beautiful KDE 3 desktop environment with powerful apps

The good news is that it is no longer necessary to select a language, location, keyboard layout and screen resolution before entering the live environment, as everything is done automatically. The KDE desktop received a few tweaks and new artwork, but its functionality is unchanged from previous release.

Default applications include the Akregator news reader, Amarok audio player, Konqueror web browser, K3b CD/DVD burning software, Kaffeine media player, OpenOffice.org office suite, Adept package manager, KTorrent torrent downloader, Kopete instant messenger, and Krita digital painting software.

Bottom line

All in all, Kubuntu 6.06 LTS (Dapper Drake) proved to be a really stable and reliable operating system, especially because it was an LTS (Long Term Support) release. Today it is no longer supported and archived for historical purposes only.

Kubuntu was reviewed by Marius Nestor
Last updated on May 22nd, 2014
Kubuntu - The default desktop environment of the Kubuntu 6.06.1 LTS operating system

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