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Kubuntu 9.04 Falls Short

Kubuntu 9.04 was released April 23rd, 2008, and with it brought a newly improved desktop (KDE 4.2), as well as the speed improvements that Ubuntu also gained. Unfortunately, while the new release of Ubuntu last week was completely amazing, the new Kubuntu has a few problems and an almost completely broken network manager that keep it from perfection, yet its speed and stability may still impress.

For those that aren’t already aware, Kubuntu is a member of the Ubuntu family, which also includes derivatives such as Edubuntu and Xubuntu. While Ubuntu uses the GNOME desktop by default, Kubuntu uses the KDE desktop, as well as it’s own set of productivity tools. With Kubuntu, you get Konqueror for web browsing, Kopete for chatting across instant messaging networks (AIM, Yahoo, ICQ, and the like) and OpenOffice for working with word processing and spreadsheets.

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