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Kubuntu 9.10 Desktop Edition by Amazon

Software Details

Brand: AmazonMedia: DVD-ROMHardware Platform: PCOperating System: Windows 7
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Description

Kubuntu is a powerful free and open source Linux-based operating system for business, education and home use. Part of the award-winning Ubuntu project, Kubuntu uses the KDE desktop. As well as providing the Kubuntu operating system itself, this CD is filled with ready-to-use software to access the internet, create documents and spreadsheets, play games, music and videos, and much more. It’s easy to install, free of viruses and perfect for laptops and desktops. We release a new version of Kubuntu every six months which you can download for free, forever. This CD will install Kubuntu in a number of widely-spoken languages and many more can be installed on demand. Kubuntu is developed by a global community of users and is supported commercially by Canonical. Kubuntu and its regular updates will always be free of charge.

Platforms

Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows XP

Product Features

  • Kubuntu 9.10 Desktop Edition is a powerful free and open source Linux-based operating system for business, education and home use
  • Solutions for all your desktop needs--browsing the web, playing your music, composing an e-mail, connecting with your friends on social networks, and more
  • Better integrated and more stable desktop, with 10,000 bug fixes and almost 2,000 feature requests implemented
  • New social features for microblogging, Google Calendar, Facebook, image sites such as Flickr, OpenDesktop, and more
  • Amarok 2.2 media player included, with new possibilities for customizing your user interface

Editorial Review

Kubuntu is a powerful free and open source Linux-based operating system for business, education and home use. Part of the award-winning Ubuntu project, Kubuntu uses the KDE desktop.

As well as providing the Kubuntu operating system itself, this CD is filled with ready-to-use software to access the internet, create documents and spreadsheets, play games, music and videos, and much more. It’s easy to install, free of viruses and perfect for laptops and desktops. We release a new version of Kubuntu every six months which you can download for free, forever.

This CD will install Kubuntu in a number of widely-spoken languages and many more can be installed on demand. Kubuntu is developed by a global community of users and is supported commercially by Canonical. Kubuntu and its regular updates will always be free of charge.

Kubuntu KDE Desktop
KDE 4.3 continues to refine the unique features brought in previous releases while bringing new innovations. Click here for a larger image
Kubunut Facebook Plasma widget
This release has an emphasis on connecting you to your online social networks.
KDE 4.3 Open Office
Kubuntu 9.10 introduces KDE 4 integration for OpenOffice. Click here for a larger image
Amarok 2.2
Amarok 2.2 adds polish and customisation possibilities to the user interface. Click here for a larger image

About Kubuntu

Kubuntu is built with the latest KDE desktop on top of a solid Ubuntu core. We believe this combination delivers a fantastic all-round home desktop experience. Our selection of tools and applications will provide you with all that you need for most of your tasks, with many more available just a few clicks away! Whether browsing the web, playing your music, composing an e-mail or connecting with your friends on social networks, Kubuntu 9.10 brings you an innovative and attractive platform for all your desktop needs.

What's New and Improved Since Kubuntu 9.04

The Karmic Koala brings with it a better integrated and more stable desktop, as well as many new features. There have been updates to many common applications as well as bug fixes to some of those annoyances you may or may not have run into.

9.10 adds a whole new version of Kubuntu especially for Netbooks revealing a user interface more suited to small screens.

KDE 4.3

Our desktop is the cutting edge KDE 4 and this release updates it to another major version. There are many changes including bug fixes, new functionality and more.

Netbook Technical Preview

Kubuntu Netbook Edition for 9.10 is the first release for this new Ubuntu variant. It is optimised for netbook systems (usually a 9 or 10 inch display) with a minimum vertical screen resolution of 576 pixels. It is built on the same KDE 4.3 base as Kubuntu, but uses a technical preview version of KDE's forthcoming Plasma Netbook to provide the basic 'desktop' environment. Kubuntu has worked with the Plasma Netbook developers to provide a basic first look at the initial vision from KDE for supporting netbooks.

Kubuntu Netbook Edition 9.10 will be useful for many, but is not for everyone. It provides an early look at the plasma shell that will enable people to interact with standard KDE applications in a way optimised for netbook systems. It is useful, functional, and reliable. It does have a few rough edges, but should be usable by many people without problems. The complete version of the KDE netbook experience will be released as part of Kubuntu Lucid Lynx (10.04). The current preview is a first effort towards this completed vision for a radically better experience on mobile, low power, net oriented systems.

Installation is done through a USB pen drive. Use "USB Startup Disk Creator" (available in Kubuntu 9.10, to install in 9.04 or for Windows on the Netbook ISO image) to copy the ISO onto a USB disk for your netbook. You can also install by burning the image to a DVD.

Social from the Start

This release has an emphasis on connecting you to your online social networks.

New social features include:

  • The KDE Microblogging Plasma widget as part of the default desktop experience for your identi.ca and Twitter fix
  • The Google Calendar Plasma widget is available for adding to your desktop
  • The Facebook Plasma widget lets you stay up to date with your friends, also available for adding to your desktop
  • KDE Image plugins let you connect to Flickr and other photo sites from Gwenview and Digikam
  • Choqok is available to install for a full microblogging setup
  • The OpenDesktop Social Plasma widget is ready for your desktop to connect you to your free software neighbours
  • The Facebook Kopete plugin so that you can chat with your Facebook contacts from the comfort of the default chat client. This is still at an experimental stage and contains known problems so is available only from universe, let us know how it works on the Feedback page below.
OpenOffice KDE Integration

Written by our very own elite Kubuntu developers, 9.10 introduces KDE 4 integration for OpenOffice. This means that all OpenOffice applications will look at home with the default "Oxygen" KDE theme and use the KDE file dialog for opening and saving documents.

Ayatana Integration & Message Indicator

As part of the Ayatana initiative (and working with KDE upstream), KDE & Gnome desktop now share an official FreeDesktop standard for desktop notifications. The notification bubbles generated by KDE or Gnome applications now appear natively on the other desktop.

A new message indicator has also been added which works with e-mail and chat applications. No need to be distracted by IRC pings, instant message chats or new emails when you do not want to be, but easy to find out who has been leaving messages for you when you want to. The indicator is cross-desktop to allow users to pick their favourite applications and still enjoy a consistent integration with the rest of their desktop environment.

Installer Beauty

Our installer has a fresh new look thanks to co-ordination with KDE's Oxygen artwork team. It also includes a visual keyboard layout widget.

Rediscover your Music with Amarok 2

Amarok's 2.2 release has been added to 9.10. It brings back some features previously missing in Amarok 2 and adds polish & customisation possibilities to the user interface

Install and Update software with Package Kit

Kubuntu 9.10 includes the latest release of KPackageKit. Key features added since Kubuntu 9.04 are new notifications, sweet animations, a history feature, usability fixes and a more robust overall experience with fewer bugs.

K3b now KDE 4 Compliant

One of the last KDE 3 mainstays of previous releases, K3b, the popular CD and DVD burning application has now been ported to KDE 4.

User Configuration

Everybody's favourite user management tool from the KDE 3 days has been resurrected for Kubuntu 9.10. Userconfig offers a simple user interface as well as integration with System Settings.

KUser, the application that handled this in the recent past, has been relegated to the DVD, as it still has LDAP tools that might be useful to some.

Network Manager applet

The Network Manager applet has received some loving from its creators and our Ayatana team, offering a more robust networking experience than it did in Kubuntu 9.04.

GTK+ Integration

QtCurve brings a refinement of the Oxygen-like widget style so that your GNOME apps will look more at home in KDE.

GTK+ widget style and fonts can now be configured from KDE.

Firefox Installer

For fans of Firefox, installing this popular web browser will be a piece of cake in Kubuntu 9.10. We have included a simple installer for Firefox that appears where Firefox would normally appear in the "Internet" menu.

More Details

Publisher: AmazonCategory: Linux & UnixBinding: DVD-ROMLanguage: English


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