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I remember recently trying the latest version of Kubuntu simple because I was getting sick of compiling with Gentoo. Well Kubuntu was fine and dandy. But when it came to install software I had to use the new KPackageKit. What a bloody pain in the arse.
PackageKit is a background service charged with updating and installing software on your computer. But because PackageKit itself is just a background service it requires a front end so that end users can take advantage of the system. One very powerful front end is KPackageKit.
Muon Package Management Suite is the package management application that will replace Kubuntu’s package manager when Kubuntu 11.10 is released next month. It is designed for Debian-based systems, so it could be used on similar distributions, not just on Kubuntu. In fact, it is included in the default repository of Linux Mint 11.
Ubuntu 9.04, the Jaunty Jackalope was officially released on April 23rd 2009, and had much to live up to. For starters, the impending release of Microsoft Windows 7 has users bashing Ubuntu’s stale default interface.
After installing the latest KDE flavor of Ubuntu last night, I am supposed to write my initial impressions about it today, and I expected it to be good. Unfortunately, something unexpected happened. Kubuntu 8.10 "Intrepid Ibex" failed miserably after the installation.
I do enjoy the Kubuntu development cycle. Just as I’m starting to feel that my stable, long-configured system is starting to get a little blase, the new version is just around the corner. I eagerly upgraded to Kubuntu Gutsy when it was released on my faithful Vaio TX.