A self proclaimed “non-techie”, Arindam Sen has wrote a comprehensive review of Kubuntu 13.10 ‘Saucy Salamander’! It’s always interesting to hear the perspective of everyday end users. Digging from the archives, the original motivation for KDE back in 1996 was “A GUI for endusers” – someone who wants to surf the web and use their computer. Read the original KDE announcement if you’re interested. Back to the review, Arindam reviewed Kubuntu 13.10 on a Asus K54C laptop with modest laptop specs.
Except for that dual monitor piece, Kubuntu recognized my laptop’s hardware correctly. Sound played well, screen resolution was excellent and Wifi and LAN worked properly. Touch pad was recognized appropriately with single and double tap and vertical scroll working right from the live boot.
It’s great to hear about compatibility working nearly perfectly. Over the past few years, countless contributors have worked to make Kubuntu and other distros something that works with as wide range of hardware as possible, creating a “it just works” experience for end users.
Arindam also mentioned the customization provided by the KDE desktop environment, which is powerful, intuitive and flexible to adjust to your needs.