Kubuntu is one of the best Plasma distros, along with openSUSE. Jonathan Riddell, the lead developer of the project, just announced the release of Kubuntu 15.04.
Kubuntu 15.04 is undoubtedly one of the most impressive and important releases due to many reasons. First of all it is the first major distro to ship Plasma 5 as the default desktop environment.
Also: Calligra @ conf.kde.in
Canonical released today the final version of the Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) operating system, as well as its many flavors, including Kubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu MATE 15.04, Ubuntu GNOME 15.04, Ubuntu Kylin 15.04, Ubuntu Studio 15.04, and Lubuntu 15.04.
If it’s spring, that must mean a new release of Ubuntu. This latest one is codenamed the “Vivid Vervet”, but – as has become common for Ubuntu releases – you’ll have to squint to spot the difference between this and last autumn’s “Utopic Unicorn”.
Ubuntu 15.04 has arrived, but not without a bit of controversy. Jack Wallen highlights what you can expect from the latest iteration from Canonical by way of drama and improvements.
The final version for the 15.04 branch of Ubuntu GNOME has been released and is now available for download. As expected, it comes with the latest GNOME 3.14 packages, a new Linux kernel, and many other upgrades.
Kubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) has been made available, and users can now download and install this pristine KDE experience.
By now, we might expect that in the name of profitability, Ubuntu would be making plans to drop its desktop to concentrate solely on servers and the cloud, where money is undoubtedly easier to make. This is the path forged by Red Hat and SUSE, both of which long ago quit developing mainstream desktop editions in favor of “community developed” distros, which are mainly testing grounds for their respective enterprise stacks. Ubuntu doesn’t seem to be interested in going that route — not yet, anyway.
Why? Because the desktop fits neatly into Canonical’s plans.