Kubuntu Linux has been my preferred Linux distribution for more than 10 years. My attraction to the KDE desktop and associated application set, has drawn from Kubuntu user, to a tester, teacher, developer, community manager and councilor. I feel really privileged to be part of, what can only be described as, a remarkable example of the free software, and community development of an exceptional product.
This latest release 18.04, effectively the April 2018 release, is a major milestone. It is the first LTS Long Term Support release of Kubuntu running the “Plasma 5” desktop.
The improvements are so considerable, in both performance and modern user interface ( UI ) design, that I was really excited about wanting to tell the world about it.
Which is why I was completely ecstatic when I was commissioned by Linux Magazine to write a 2000 word article, spanning some 4 pages, as a major review center piece in their magazine.
Published as “Linux Pro Magazine” in the US and “Linux Magazine” in Europe.
In the article I dive into one of the greatest and most unsung features of KDE Plasma 5; “Activities”. The introduction of activities in KDE has been a revelation to me, and completely changed the way that I work on a day to day basis. I encourage you whole heartedly to explore them, if you haven’t done so already.
Published in the August 2018 edition, and from which the introduction is available online at http://www.linux-magazine.com/Issues/2018/213/Kubuntu-18.04 or of course you can buy the August issue from http://www.linux-magazine.com/Issues/2018/213.
It is fantastic to see Kubuntu hitting the main stream publishing and to have an in-depth review article in one of the global leading Linux magazines is wonderful.
by Rick Timmis