About Kubuntu

About Kubuntu

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Credits and License


This document is an introduction to Kubuntu. It explains the Kubuntu philosophy and roots, and introduces the Kubuntu desktop.

Table of Contents

The Wonderful World of Linux
The Difference
Long-Term Support
KDE for Ubuntu Users
Switching Desktops

Welcome to Kubuntu 6.06.1 LTS: the Dapper Drake Release.

Kubuntu is a user friendly operating system based on KDE, the K Desktop Environment. With a predictable 6 month release cycle as part of the Ubuntu project, Kubuntu is the GNU/Linux distribution for everyone.

The team behind Kubuntu makes the following commitment to its users:

Kubuntu includes more than 1,000 pieces of software, starting with Linux version 2.6.15 and KDE 3.5.2, and covering every standard desktop application from word processing and spreadsheet to Internet access applications, web server software, email software, programming languages and tools, and of course, several games.