Kubuntu should it change name ?
March 21, 2012 12 Comments
first of all you need to understand that english is NOT my first language so it should be clear that this post it’s not a bitching-post , it is just some of my considerations after 4\5 years of kubuntu support \ use and please try ot answer to this poll
i have read Riddel’s post and there are some points here i would treat
why kubuntu is not successuful ?
someone could say wtf this is not true, i can point you to distrowatch for example or let me say that a lots of times you can read on irc #kde channel that to get a proper kde-expericence, you should NOT install kubuntu . you can read this a lots of times .
What i think about the sentence “kubuntu sucks” is that it’s partly true. so why ?
the default browser rekonq it’s a joke, crashing on youtube? do you really think a user can use a browser without flash ? do your really think that a user can use rekonq on some bank’s website?
what will a normal user do? he\she will remove rekonq, and he will install firefox or chormium, and this sucks! because the user must install something just to browse
Network well network was affected by a stupid bugs for long long time and i have received feedbacks for that. just read this i have never had so much comments for a issue in my little blog , network must work if the driver can handle your device. it’s one of the most important part of a linux box
because without network you can’t resolve your problems.
and now some other lighter aspect :
Dragon player are you kidding me ? vlc is a standard qt ultra player that can handle stuff without any other package, if you use other players you need to install stuff and if you don’t use vlc you need to install again pacckages from muon :S
Software center just sucks , i can’t enumerate how many users went on the irc channel #kubuntu and typed : muon sucks\ freezes \ doesn’t work . a “web click and install software center” would be better .
amarok it’s too much , vlc can replace it but this could be my personal point of view..
Dolphin : do you see dolphin on opensuse ? it has the freaking UP button because the most of people use this configuration even on ubuntu nautilus has it …
dolphin can use the filter bar to search easily your file but you need to active it
Semantic desktop is enabled by default , but seriously do you think ubuntu gnome users use this kind of stuff ? no because the most of people just doesn’t care to spend time searchin file in some weird folder expecially linux users that doesn’t spend so much for computer
kffmpegthumbnailer … just install it
Mouse double click should be set because 90% of users of linux use this configuration and 90% of windows user use this too, do you think really that leaving that single click to open a file can be comfortable for users or that this feature can increase kubuntu’s users , for sure it will not
wtf who cares of your needs ?
well these points are not my needs i know how to set my box in few steps so i am not the problem , the prolbem it’s the number of users that are not happy with kubuntu so changin the name to kubuntu will not lead somewhere
wtf who are your to say that?
i support kubuntu since 5 years i think 4 or 5 on kubuntu channel and ubuntu-it channel and all the time i read this stuff so i guess i can write about that here on my little blog :D
what should change it’s the extremist minds, the answer it’s not in the left or in the right the answer it’s the middle, do what works better, but this doesn’t mean you have to install a lots of gtk stuff , just a browser firefox or chromium.
make some poll (ubuntu forum and kubuntu forum) to understand if rekonq it’s a proper browser vs firefox vs chromium and soo on leave the user to NOT have headcache installing and removing software on the first boot and you will see kubuntu will gain users and support.
i think kubuntu is not for users but it’s a pet and this should be changed
for example i did Plasma panels collection for the users and not to be my pet to satisfy my personal point of view