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21 Feb 09 Kubuntu 8.10 with KDE 4.2 – Rocking Combination

I installed Windows Vista on my Home PC when I bought it last year. It was running fine on my PC but it could be because of high-end configuration of my system (Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 2GB RAM and Nvidia GeForce 8600GT 256MB Graphics card).

But couple of weeks back, I asked myself “Am I depending more on Microsoft?”. Being Microsoft hater, I decided to completely remove vista and install Linux. Then I installed Kubuntu 8.10 (Intrepid) 64bit edition. But I could not completely avoid using Windows because of some windows-only software. So, I installed Windows XP using VMware.

Kubuntu (Ubuntu with KDE) is the best User-Friendly Linux distribution available for PCs. I feel even linux newbies can start using it right away very easily. Kubuntu 8.10 came with KDE 4.1 and I upgraded it to KDE 4.2. It has cool Plasma effects (similar to Aero in Vista).

I am not new to linux, but its the first time I’m using it for everything (almost ;) .. Check out few screenshots of rocking combination Kubuntu 8.10 and KDE 4.2 on my Home PC.

Desktop with Transparent Terminal

Desktop with Transparent Terminal

Watching TV and Running Windows XP

Watching TV and Running Windows XP

Doing Office Work using Remote Desktop and Watching Movie

Doing Office Work using Remote Desktop and Watching Movie

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  • http://wwwmania.blogspot.com Sai

    I am not sure if you are aware of this… check it out…
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compiz_Fusion

  • http://webdzine.info Ramu Vangari

    Even I am not sure if you are aware of this… I don’t know whats going on !!!! :(

  • http://kishoreballa.com Kishore Balla

    I used beryl on my old system which was running fedora core 6. There was no external graphics card in my old system and it became very slow after installing beryl. So, I had to remove it immediately.

    Looks like Compiz is latest version of that… will try to install it later.. thanks for sharing the link :)

  • http://kishoreballa.com Kishore Balla

    Neeku emi ardham kavatledhu ra… naaku emi ardham kavatledhu :P

  • http://www.itgrunts.com ranjit

    worst review ever.. being microsoft hater this kishore bought vista..

  • SrinivasReddy

    Would you please share the CD with us ??

  • http://kishoreballa.com Kishore Balla

    bought vista??? when did I say that :P

  • http://kishoreballa.com Kishore Balla

    Its just 700 MB and available for free download

    http://www.kubuntu.org/getkubuntu

    If you want to save 700 MB bandwidth, then come to my home with a blank CD ;)

  • SrinivasReddy

    Can you post it to my address through Courier , In return I will send u a blank CD ?

  • http://www.itgrunts.com ranjit

    so u pirated? reporting it to MS:P

  • http://kishoreballa.com Kishore Balla

    I did not say that too.. may be I got it for free along with my PC ;)