Posts Tagged ‘kubuntu’

Kubuntu Karmic installation

I upgraded my desktop box from Ubuntu Jaunty to Kubuntu Karmic today as well, since I find the latter’s advantages over the former outweighing its disadvantages. Among the advantages are the standard availability of Firefox 3.5, the out of the box working of sound (no hassle with sound systems this time), and faster booting up. […]

Kubuntu 9.10: Slightly more impressed

Kubuntu 9.10 seems to have the same problems waking up from sleep/suspend on my Vaio, but at least it has the decent sense to tell me its the compositing manager that’s in trouble, and then shuts it down, so I can go on working. What’s actually worse than in Ubuntu is the screen artefacts. The […]

Kubuntu 9.04 and pulse audio

As you can read in my previous post, less than a week ago I installed Kubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty Jackalope) on my desktop box. I have been converted. I’m sticking to it. Especially since I solved the Sound Problem. Like many people, If I turned off PulseAudio, some applications produced sound, and some didn’t. If I […]

QT4 look and feel for Swing

UPDATE (2009-05-09): The ‘laf’ option to the Netbeans executable should be preceeded by a double dash (–laf) instead of a single one. Corrected. From the first moment that I used Linux, some 9 years ago, I was a KDE user. When KDE 4 came, I switched to Gnome, because I found KDE 4 unstable and […]