12.10 GPL (GNU General Public License)    
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An Ubuntu-derived distribution of Linux based on the KDE Software Compilation (KDE SC)

editor's review






Welcome to the Quantal Quetzal edition of Kubuntu, an open source distribution of Linux designed as a replacement for the Ubuntu operating system, yet based on its latest technologies and built around the modern, familiar and productive KDE desktop environment.

Now available for the ARM Hard Float and OMAP4 platforms, as Live DVDs

Kubuntu 12.10 was officially announced by Canonical on October 18, 2012 along with many other Ubuntu flavors and supported with the latest security and software updates until May 16, 2014. It is the first release of Kubuntu to be distributed for the ARM Hard Float and OMAP4 platforms, in addition to the 64-bit (amd64), 64-bit Mac and 32-bit (i386) instruction set architectures.

Furthermore, the CD-size ISOs have been replaced with Live DVD images that must be burned onto DVD discs or written on USB flash drives of 1GB or higher capacity in order to boot them from the BIOS of a PC. While the Alternate CDs have been dropped, the functionality and look of the boot menu has not been modified.

Following on the steps of Kubuntu 12.04 LTS

It seams that Kubuntu 12.04 LTS was so perfectly engineered that this release follows on its steps, providing users with the same modern and productive KDE desktop environment comprised of a single taskbar from where the user can quickly launch applications and interact with running programs and various system functions.

Default applications include the Rekonq web browser, Amarok audio player, Dolphin file manager, Kontact persona information manager, KDE IM Contacts instant messenger, Krita digital painting software, LibreOffice office suite, Skanlite image scanning application, and KMail email client.

Bottom line

In conclusion, Kubuntu 12.10 was without no doubt a great release of this KDE flavor of Ubuntu Linux, that is now no longer supported and has been archived for historical purposes only.

Kubuntu was reviewed by Marius Nestor
Last updated on May 23rd, 2014

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