Kubuntu is a user friendly operating system based on KDE, the K Desktop Environment. With a predictable 6 month release cycle and part of the Ubuntu project, Kubuntu is the GNU/Linux distribution for everyone.
Kubuntu and Ubuntu are not meant to be seen as distinct projects; Kubuntu is part of the Ubuntu project, and they are both part of one development team that contributes to the whole. Kubuntu is Ubuntu with a different default setup, the Ubuntu DVD contains only Unity as a desktop environment; the Kubuntu DVD contains only KDE, this is the primary difference.
Kubuntu 14.04 Features
Play games with your friends and family or by yourself
Kubuntu comes with a wide variety of card games. Explore more games through the KDE Games website, or by clicking on the thumbnails below: There you can find board and logic games, as well as Arcade and Strategy games. Fun and educational games for kids are also included.
Play Klondike (Solitaire), Spider, Breakout, Sudoku and other well-known games.
Browse images with a beautiful interface
Pictures are an important part of today's life, with hundreds of photos of family and friends. That's why we think that you should be able to view them easily using a pretty interface. Kubuntu comes with graphic applications designed for the home user. You can browse, view, share and even enhance your pictures.
Share everything everywhere, with a single click
Kubuntu lets you share your pictures with those you love in a simple and intuitive way. Just select the desired pictures and click export: Kubuntu will take care of the rest.
Seamlessly open documents
Open PDF, Dejavu, PS, DVI and more out-of-the-box. Annotate documents and fill in forms with Okular, the universal document viewer. Okular reads eBooks too!
Surf the Internet safely
Kubuntu comes pre-installed with Firefox, the open-source browser from Mozilla, keeping you safe on your online adventures.
Surf the Internet with Firefox
Users more familiar with the award-winning Firefox web browser can install it using our one-click installation process. With Firefox you can browse faster and safer.
More open-source browsers are available through Kubuntu's software repositories.
Email made easy
Kubuntu uses KMail to let you access your email. Whether it's an important business email or a letter to a friend, KMail's got you covered. KMail integrates seamlessly with your address book and Kontact, one of the productivity suites available in Kubuntu.
Chat right from the desktop with your friends
KDE Instant Messenger, Kubuntu's instant-messaging client, lets you chat with your friends over Facebook Chat, Google Talk, AIM, ICQ, Jabber, Messenger, Skype and many more from a single interface. KDE Instant Messenger comes packed with plugins that let you chat securely, translate incomming messages to your native language and more.
Multimedia made easy, with Kubuntu
Kubuntu comes built-in with a music and a movie player. The players are simple to use. Simply select a song or a movie and Kubuntu will take care of the rest. Kubuntu plays most music and video formats out the box; restricted formats such as MP3 are installed with two clicks when needed, usually during the installation process.
Music experienced on a different level Amarok, Kubuntu's default music player, has an intuitive and friendly interface. It makes playing the music you love and discovering new music easier than ever before—and it looks good doing it!
Use Amarok to buy and download music and podcasts, watch music videos, sing along to lyrics and manage your media devices.
Enhance your experience by adding scripts to Amarok using the simple one-click interface. Add radio stations from your area, set up an alarm clock and burn music CDs directly from Amarok.
Complete and professional office suite
Create professional documents, spreadsheets and presentations with LibreOffice. LibreOffice is compatible with all office applications including Microsoft Office. The big difference is that LibreOffice is free (and promises never to introduce Mr. Clippy).
Kontact is the productivity suite that does it all: email, calendaring, address books, to-do lists, RSS feed aggregation and personal time tracking. Never forget important meetings with Kontact's reminder service. Keep track of all your projects and print to-do lists with the task manager.