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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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