Kubuntu 7.04

I’ve obliterated my openSuSE 10.1 install from my Thinkpad in favor of Kubuntu. For whatever reason, I really felt like it had become bloated and sluggish in comparison to some other distros I’ve seen lately and I’ve always liked Ubuntu when I’ve used it. Since I’m absolutely in love with KDE, Kubuntu was the perfect choice. It took about 25 minutes to install from the single Feisty Fawn CD compared to about 50 or 60 minutes it takes to do a clean openSuSE install from four or five separate discs. The default set of packages is solid and apt-get and/or Adept is soooo much faster than yast/YaST2 has been in two years. The bi-annual releases of the Ubuntu-based distros as well as much faster security/bug fix releases is also a nice point.

It’s only been about 24 hours and I haven’t spent a lot of time computing on it yet, but so far I’m pretty happy with it. The UI is much more responsive and actually seems a bit more polished than Novell’s implementation of KDE. I’ll let you all know if it continues to go well.