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Kubuntu Karmic Koala Alpha 5

Still interested in the KDE version of Ubuntu, today I installed Kubuntu Karmic Koala Alpha 5 inside VirtualBox.

Very much improved over the last time I tried, there were two things that I particularly liked about this version:

  • Running the script to install the VirtualBox Guest Additions, was all what was needed to get the additions working, no need for manual configuration of the screen drivers. (This is imoportant because one of the reasons I’m not in Kubuntu is the bad support for screen and monitors, because I constantly switch my laptop from single monitor to dual head, or add a projector)
  • OpenOffice.org
    Oxygen Style in OpenOffice.org calc
    Oxygen Style in OpenOffice.org calc
    has complete KDE4 integration, so It finally looks nice inside KDE (Very important: calc is the application I use most).

The new packaging system packagekit, was not really usable the last time I tried, it seems to be doing all right now.

It’s very possible that with the release of Karmic, I’ll be back in KDE :-)

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