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Lilbits (9-06-2013): Ubuntu 13.10 approaches, KDE Plasma Active 4 is here

The KDE desktop environment may have started out as a Windows-like user interface for Linux-based operating systems. But over the past few years part of the KDE team has been working on the Plasma Active user interface which is designed to run on a range of devices including tablets, phones, televisions, and more. This week […]

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Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail released (along with Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Xubuntu)

Canonical has released Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail. If you’ve used the popular Linux operating system in the last year or two, it should look pretty familiar. But the new version is faster, features user interface tweaks, and a number of subtle changes. Ubuntu 13.04 is available for download, and comes in 32-bit and 64-bit flavors. […]

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Kubuntu finds new sponsorship, keeps paid staff

Kubuntu is a variant of Ubuntu Linux for folks who can’t stand the default Unity user interface… or those who just prefer the KDE desktop environment. (Actually, Kubuntu’s been around almost as long as Ubuntu, and predates Unity by quite a few years). For a long time, the Kubuntu project was funded by Canonical, the […]

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Kubuntu Netbook Edition 10.04.1 ready for download

The folks behind Kubuntu Linux have decided to drop the separate Netbook Edition once Ubuntu and Kubuntu 10.10 are released in a few months. Instead, netbook-friendly code will be baked into the main operating system and Kubuntu will automatically determine the best settings to use for your computer upon installation. But that doesn’t mean the […]

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Sneak peek at Kubuntu 9.10 netbook edition – Video

Ubuntu 9.10 is due out in October, and the developers behind the popular Linux distribution are working to make sure the OS runs as well smoothly as possible on netbooks. I already mentioned that there’s a refined Ubuntu Netbook Remix interface. But if you prefer the KDE-based Kubuntu over the GNOME-based Ubuntu (and if you […]