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Kubuntu Linux

About Kubuntu

Kubuntu is the first Ubuntu derived distribution.  It uses the same underlying system as Ubuntu and is actually part of that project.  The objective of the distro is: "The Kubuntu project aims to be to KDE what Ubuntu is to GNOME: a great integrated distro with all the great features of Ubuntu, but based on the KDE desktop. Kubuntu is released regularly and predictably; a new release is made with a release of a new KDE Version.". Kubuntu is pronounced "koo-boon-too".

The first release was made in April 2005, with further editions being released approximately twice a year.

Kubuntu includes more than 1,000 pieces of software and has access to more than 25,000 other applications.

Kubuntu 7.10 comes in two editions 1) the live/install CD which boots up directly from the CD and then has the option to install; and 2) the alternate install CD which boots straight into the installer and allows for enhanced installation options.  There is also a DVD edition.

System requirements are fairly modest.  The Desktop install requires at least 256MB of RAM and 3GB of available hard drive space, whereas the Server install requires at least 64MB of RAM and 500MB of available hard drive space.

Kubuntu 7.10 Key Facts

Canonical Ltd and community developers
Free to download
18 October 2007
Installation Media:
CD (1) - ISO, DVD, Torrent, and Jigdo
Architectures supported:
x386, AMD64
Package Management:
Adept Package Manager
Official Website:

KDE 3.5.8
Xfce -
OpenOffice 2.3.0
Evolution -
Firefox -
Gimp -
Python 2.5.1
Apache 2.2.4
PostgreSQL -
GNU Compiler Collection 4.1.2


7.10 (current release) CanllaithYeap.deLinuxoid (Russian)
7.04, techpersona, seopher, Techzone
Tectonic, Tectonic, Linux Forums

Selected Websites

Other Official Websites
Kubuntu Documentation, Kubuntu Wiki, (German), Kubuntu-it (Italian), Kubuntu-es (Spanish), Kubuntu (Slovakian)
Tonio's Kubuntu News
kubuntu-users Mailing, KUDOSKubuntu Forums, Ubuntu Forums, Ubuntu-forums (Dutch)

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