Kubuntu12.04.5 LTS

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An Ubuntu-derived distribution of Linux based on the KDE Software Compilation (KDE SC)

editor's review






Welcome to the Precise Pangolin edition of Kubuntu, which is also the third LTS (Long Term Support) release of this open source and freely distributed KDE-based Ubuntu flavor suitable for installation on home or small office computers.

An LTS release supported until April 2017

Kubuntu 12.04 LTS was officially announced by Canonical on April 26, 2012 along with other Ubuntu flavors. Since then, it received four maintenance releases, the last one being 12.04.4 on February 6, 2014. It is supported with security patches and software updates until April 2017 and can be downloaded from Softpedia as Desktop and Alternate CD ISO images for the 64-bit and 32-bit platforms.

The functionality and look of the boot menu for the Desktop CD is once again unchanged, allowing the user to try or install Kubuntu, boot an existing operating system from the first drive, perform a system memory test, as well as to check the bootable medium for defects (only if using a CD media).

The most beautiful and productive KDE desktop environment to date

It is a known fact that this LTS release of Kubuntu uses the most beautiful and productive KDE desktop environment to date, providing users with a single taskbar located on the bottom edge of the screen from where they can start applications, interact with opened programs, access various system functions, and cycle between virtual workspaces.

Default applications include the Dolphin file manager, Rekonq web browser, Amarok audio player, Kopete instant messenger, Kontact personal information manager, LibreOffice office suite, K3b CD/DVD burning software, Dragon Player video player, Okular document viewer, KTorrent torrent downloader, Akregator news reader, and Quassel IRC client.

Bottom line

Summing up, Kubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin) is without no doubt the most stable and reliable release of this Ubuntu/KDE-based operating system. It is currently used on thousands of hundreds of computers worldwide, despite the fact that was superseded by Kubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) on April 17, 2014.

Kubuntu was reviewed by Marius Nestor
Last updated on August 8th, 2014
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