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[News] Avatar (Film) Created on KDE/GNU/Linux Desktops

  • Subject: [News] Avatar (Film) Created on KDE/GNU/Linux Desktops
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 28 Apr 2010 00:37:11 +0100
  • Followup-to: comp.os.linux.advocacy
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Cool Kubuntu Users

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| One rather cool user which is missing is Weta 
| Digital. Whenever I've been out the flat this 
| week I've seen adverts for the Avatar DVDs, 
| those blue 3D faces are all made on Kubuntu 
| desktops and a whopping 35,000 cluster of 
| rendering machines. That must be a large 
| proportion of computers in New Zealand running 
| Kubuntu.


Notifications in Kubuntu 10.04

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| Kubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala has a nice 
| notification system called Ayatana. The 
| notification system of KDE is ugly in my 
| opinion, so I like Ayatana very. It is very 
| beautiful, and it is more beautiful if the 
| desktop effects are enabled. Ayatana is a 
| Canonical-community joint effort to discuss 
| and promote improvements to the Ubuntu user 
| interface. See this link for more information.



Kubuntu is not Ubuntu

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| So since Canonical does currently not exploit
| all business potential coming from Kubuntu,
| the community will probably be responsible
| for quite some time to come.
| This ultimately means that the community will
| apply the rules and judgment of which they
| think it is the best available. Since the
| community is mostly consisting of people
| contributing in their spare time human time
| resource is rather limited and thus one must
| choose the battles carefully. In consequence
| this means that some things simply cannot be
| done. Like say Ubuntu One integration, of
| course it would be nice to have, but
| currently there are much more important
| things to work on. Same goes for porting
| Software Center. Finally it also means that
| the community gets to decide how much
| branding gets committed, and currently the
| opinion is to stick with KDEâs. Not only is
| their artwork of incredibly high quality, but
| also are they the biggest contributors to the
| Kubuntu desktop, so they deserve most credit.
| On that last note I would also like to note
| that Kubuntuâs target was to make the best
| KDE distribution, not the best Ubuntu flavor,
| thus deriving from KDEâs artwork and color
| scheme would not only be in conflict with the
| fact that Kubuntuâs color palette is almost
| identical, but also with what Kubuntu is
| trying to achieve.
| In short: Kubuntu is not Ubuntu. Occasionally
| blogs and news stories and bug reports assume
| Canonical is responsible for things they are
| not. In general, me and the other Kubuntu
| developers are responsible for Kubuntu,
| please keep this in mind when moaning or
| praising us.


Kubuntu Lucid Review

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| I am an early adopter of KDE 4 and I welcome
| the radical changes it has made from earlier
| versions. I have been using KDE 4 from 4.0
| release and has been following its growth
| from simple & buggy to feature-rich and
| mature. The fifth installment of KDE 4, KDE
| SC 4.4, released on February 9th caused a
| lot of excitement among KDE fans like me. I
| could not wait for the shiny new packages
| arrive in a distro near me.
| Kubuntu seemed to be the winning choice
| because I have seen early KDE 4.4 reviews
| state that Kubuntu was the easiest and less
| buggy path to 4.4. In this article, I will
| be reviewing both Kubuntu Lucid Lynx the new
| KDE SC 4.4. I chose the 32 bit version of
| Kubuntu Lucid Lynx alpha 2. The test machine
| was Compaq Presario V3000 series (V3624AU)
| with AMD Turion 64 X2 @1.8GHz cpu, 3 GB RAM,
| Nvidia GeForce Go 7150 integrated display
| card and Broadcom wifi card.


Kubuntu 9.10 Review

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| I recently broke my usual trend of sticking
| to Debian (stable) with a KDE 3.5 desktop and
| decided to try Kubuntu. I then decided to
| write this review...
| In the past it seemed that Kubuntu was an
| afterthought or some obscure side project
| (like Christian Ubuntu), but Kubuntu 9.10
| really steals the show. As many others have
| said, Kubuntu seems better put together than
| Ubuntu in many ways. The "glitchiness" in
| Kubuntu 9.04 has been diminished greatly in
| this latest release. This is probably due
| mostly in part to a newer version of KDE 4
| (that shows the great potential that KDE 4
| has).

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