Kubuntu is a free, user-friendly Linux distribution based on KDE's desktop software and on the award-winning Ubuntu operating system. It has a biannual release cycle and at least 18 months of free security updates for each release. Besides providing an up-to-date version of the KDE desktop at the time of the release, the project also releases updated KDE packages throughout the lifetime of each release.
Technologies Used.Kubuntu is based on free software from many communities of developers including:
KDE Software, applications that give you power
Plasma, KDE's desktop and netbook workspaces
Linux, an operating system kernel taking over the world
Debian, supplying most of our packages
Ubuntu, turning free software into distributions such as Kubuntu
Kubuntu 13.10 Highlights
KDE Plasma and Applications 4.11
New versions of KDE's Software Compilation 4.11 is featured in Kubuntu 13.10, and adds faster Nepomuk indexing, Kontact improvements such as a new theme editor for e-mails, and prepares the ground for future developments using Wayland and Qt 5.
A friendly new way to discover and install applications.
A simpler way to manage your system users. For advanced management of groups or LDAP users install ''kuser''.
Wireless Setup in Installer.
You can now setup Wifi networking from the installer making it easier to install updates and extra packages during the install.
KDE Telepathy with Better Text Editing and Improved Notifications.
Our chat application KDE Telepathy 0.6.2 adds several improved features
Network Manager applet.
The new Network Manager applet gives a simpler UI for connecting to a range of network types.
For a summary of the OS you have installed use the new About System page in System Settings.
Let's welcome our Kubuntu Docs back in this release! Available through the Help menu and on docs.kubuntu.org.
Kubuntu 13.10 via Distrowatch:
Jonathan Riddell has announced the release of Kubuntu 13.10, an Ubuntu variant featuring the latest KDE desktop environment: "Welcome to Kubuntu 13.10, a brand-new version with the latest KDE software to enjoy. Highlights: a new versions of KDE's Software Compilation 4.11 is featured in Kubuntu 13.10, adding faster Nepomuk indexing, Kontact improvements such as a new theme editor for e-mails, and preparing the ground for future developments using Wayland and Qt 5; Muon Discover - a friendly new way to discover and install applications; User Manager - a simpler way to manage your system users; wireless setup in installer; KDE Telepathy with better text editing and improved notifications; the new Network Manager applet gives a simpler UI for connecting to a range of network types; for a summary of the OS installed use the new About System page in System Settings...." See the full release announcement for more details, screenshots, known issues and information about the new Kubuntu shop. Download: kubuntu-13.10-desktop-amd64.iso (976MB, SHA256, torrent).
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