Desktop Distributions Editor's Choice

Kubuntu, KDE and Plasma desktop

Kubuntu is built using the Qt toolkit, Kubuntu is fast, slick and beautiful. Kubuntu is mobile-ready, enabling easy integration between your PC desktop and phone or tablet. Simply use the Google Play store to install KDE Connect on your Android device and you can integrate your device with your desktop. Kubuntu is a community developed and supported project. Since its launch in October 2004, Kubuntu has become one of the most highly regarded Linux distributions with millions of users around the world


  • Very comprehensive desktop solution with it’s own software centre and third party application installer
  • Windows-like interface
  • Good support for multiple screens and peripherals


  • Relatively heavy on system resources, reasonable graphics card recommended

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  • Ease of use for beginners
  • Ease of installation
  • Ease of and variety software installation
  • Overall Stability
  • Overall performance


Kubuntu has a history of being KDE / Qt oriented, possibly at the expense of some interoperability with non Qt based applications. This release however provides a very smooth experience for Qt and Gtk applications alike. Although a relatively heavy resource user it still feels lighter than vanilla Ubuntu.

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About the author

Gareth Bult

Gareth is a long time Linux User and enthusiast and currently works for Mad Penguin Consulting Ltd as a Full-stack / Python developer.