Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Ubuntu-Kubuntu Mini-Review

Ubuntu appears to be gaining momentum in the Linux world.  For several weeks now, it has led the hits-per-day list at Distrowatch.  I actually installed Ubuntu several months ago, but did not care for its Gnome-centric interface.  Kubuntu, though, is Ubuntu with a KDE interface. 

Linux, for those who do not know, but who might care, at least a little, is a computer operating system.  You can get Linux for free, or you can pay for it.  If you pay for it, you get technical support.  If you get it for free, you have to use the Internet or call a friend to get support.

In this post, I provide an informal description of my first experiences with Kubuntu.  Not content to leave it at that, I provide some information about Linux in general, which may be of interest to someone who is curious about it, and is considering trying it at home.  I also provide links that can be followed to actually get Linux.  Don't be put off by the technical jargon.  In the last two paragraphs, I tell you how you can try Linux at home with little or no technical knowledge, without risking your current system.  Read the rest at The Rest of the Story.