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

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.