Ubuntu 9.04 Looking Good—But a Bit Buggy
Or at least the “Kubuntu” variant of the Linux-based OS. Last Thursday saw the release of Ubuntu 9.04 (code named “Jaunty Jackalope”), but TuxArena’s focus on Kubuntu should interest anyone looking to upgrade or switch from another OS—the variant is after all, Ubuntu running on a different interface. But just to be clear, take it away enthusiast!
First of all, Kubuntu was always known as Ubuntu’s little brother, since it was based on KDE and opinions were always different regarding its stability. Some say Kubuntu was always a buggy distribution, and probably the worst KDE-based distribution out there, while for others it works very well. Since Kubuntu shares the same repositories with Ubuntu and the KDE packages come from Debian Sid (the unstable Debian repositories), this can be understandable, especially that usually the Ubuntu community focuses on GNOME.
In any case, those OS screenshots are looking nice, presenting an interface that’s clean, minimalist, yet naturally interesting. Unfortunately, it seems 9.04 has some kinks that need to be resolved; bugs are disrupting the otherwise smooth flow of the systen, The problem is that the solutions apparently require intimate knowledge of the inner workings of the OS. I mean, can you understand this?
- before flash was working after upgrade it was broken, you could hear audio and part of video or no video at all:
apt-get install gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg
apt-get remove flashplugin-* –purge
apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree
why did I have to do this…?
read more here:
Ack! Too long; my idiot layman brain didn’t comprehend. The perception that only knowledgeable geeks can get Linux working continues.
(image screenshot of Kubuntu 9.04)