Linux Distributions

Kubuntu – highly regarded Linux distribution

Kubuntu is an official flavor of the Ubuntu operating system that uses the KDE Plasma Desktop instead of the GNOME desktop environment.

Kubuntu uses the same underlying systems, shares the same repositories as Ubuntu and is released regularly on the same schedule. It uses the same web browser (Firefox), same office suite (LibreOffice) and same email client (Thunderbird). In contrast to Ubuntu, VLC and Elisa are its default multimedia apps, Qt is the primary toolkit, and KWin is its window manager.

Kubuntu desktop
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Working state:Active
Desktop:KDE Plasma
Init Software:systemd
Package Management:APT, Snap
Release Model:Fixed
This article is part of our Big List of Active Linux Distros which is currently under development.

What's a Linux distribution ("distro")?

A distro provides the user with a desktop environment, preloaded applications, and ways to update and maintain the system.

Each distro makes different choices, deciding which open source projects to install and provides custom written programs. They can have different philosophies.

Some distros are intended for desktop computers, some for servers without a graphical interface, and others for special uses. Because Linux is an open source operating system, combinations of software vary between Linux distros.
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