Kubuntu 8.04.2 LTS
Distributed as Desktop and Alternate CDs for two architectures
The Kubuntu 8.04 LTS release was announced by Canonical on April 24, 2008 along with many other Ubuntu flavors. It was supported until May 12, 2011, but it can still be downloaded as Desktop and Alternate CD ISO images for the 64-bit (amd64) and 32-bit (i386) instruction set architectures.
While the Alternate CDs can be used to install the operating system in text-mode, the Desktop CDs have been engineered to allow the user to try the distribution before installing it. In addition, both editions include common functionality, such as the ability to boot an existing OS, run a memory test or check the disc for defects (only if using a CD media).
Beautiful and productive KDE 3 desktop environment with powerful tools
The KDE 3 project still looks amazing and provides users with a productive and powerful desktop environment comprised of a single taskbar from where the user can easily and quickly launch applications, interact with running programs and cycle between virtual workspaces.
Default applications include the Konqeror web browser, KTorrent BitTorrent client, Kopete instant messenger, Konversation IRC client, Kontact PIM client, Akregator news reader, digiKam photo management program, Gwenview image viewer, Kooka scan and OCR program, Amarok audio player, K3b CD/DVD burning software, and Kaffeine media player.
Even if it looks unchanged from the previous release, Kubuntu 8.04 is a really great, fast and very stable operating system, especially because it's a LTS (Long Term Support) edition. However, it is no longer supported and archived for historical purposes only.
Reviewed by Marius Nestor on May 22nd, 2014
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- Installer updates:
- Create sambashare group and add the initial user to it (#238224)
- Permissions on some system files and directories were set wrong when installing from Desktop CDs. For users tracking the recommended hardy-updates repository, this issue has already been corrected post-install (#288479)
Application descriptionKubuntu is an Ubuntu-derived distribution with the K Desktop Environment (KDE). The Kubuntu CDs are made up of Ubuntu'...