Posted by: Anonymous
on August 08, 2008 11:03 AM
Agree that KDE 4.1 still needs work and should be used primarily by early adapters and people with basic needs. But your "out of the box" desire relies basicly upon kernel, drivers and basic system development. Sure, some GUI tools needs to be provided for the desktops.
Discussing Ubuntu - in this case Kubuntu - it is hardy the best experience one could get with KDE 3.5.9.
8.04 is probably the most buggy Ubuntu ever. They seem to have started a quality assurance programme that hopefully will improve the coming versions, but in general Ubuntu tends to more or less abandon bugfixing on the existing version in favour of the next. It's not that easy with a LTS but they did this when 7.04 arrived and when 7.10 arrived - and bugs are piling in 8.04. When Ubuntu define bugs as critical or of high importance they better fix them. It really doesn't matter to me personally (have moved on to less faulty distros), but as many new users confuses Ubuntu with Linux it's a potentially huge problem for GNU/Linux.