7.10 GPL (GNU General Public License)    
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An Ubuntu-derived Linux distribution that features the K Desktop Environment (KDE)

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Welcome to the Gutsy Gibbon edition of Kubuntu Linux, a freely distributed and open source operating system built around the productive and modern KDE (K Desktop Environment) project and based on the latest Ubuntu technologies.

Available for download as Desktop and Alternate CDs for two architectures

Kubuntu 7.10 was announced by Canonical on October 18, 2007 and supported with security patches and software enhancements until April 18th, 2009. It can be downloaded as Desktop and Alternate CD ISO images that can be burned onto CD discs or written on USB flash drives, supporting both 64-bit and 32-bit architectures.

The Desktop CD's boot menu allows the users to start the live environment with default options or in safe graphics mode, boot an existing operating system from the first disk, check the CD media for defects, install the distribution with a driver update CD, run a memory (RAM) test, as well as to use the OEM install (only for manufacturers).

Uses the same beautiful and productive KDE 3 desktop environment

This Kubuntu release uses the same beautiful and productive KDE 3 desktop environment that was present in the last three editions of this Ubuntu-based operating system. It is comprised of a clean desktop and a bottom taskbar from where the user can quickly launch apps and interact with opened programs.

Among the preinstalled applications, we can mention the Strigi desktop search utility, Kate advanced text editor, Katapult KDE launcher, QTParted disk partition editor, Konsole terminal emulator, Dolphin file manager, OpenOffice.org office suite, Adept package manager, and Kaffeine media player.

Additionally, the Amarok audio player, K3b CD/DVD burning software, Akregator news reader, Konversation IRC client, Kopete instant messenger, KTorrent torrent downloader, digiKam photo management software, Gwenview image viewer, and Kooka scan and OCR program are also included.

Bottom line

Summing up, Kubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon) proves once again to be a stable and reliable operating system suitable for high-end desktop computers and laptops. 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 7.10 operating system

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