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.
Codenamed “Zesty Zapus”, Kubuntu 17.04 continues our proud tradition of integrating the latest and greatest open source technologies into a high-quality, easy-to-use Linux distribution.
The team has been hard at work through this cycle, introducing new features and fixing bugs.
Under the hood, there have been updates to many core packages, including a new 4.10-based kernel, KDE Frameworks 5.31, Plasma 5.9.4 and KDE Applications 16.12.3.
The Kubuntu Desktop has seen some exciting improvements, with newer versions of Qt, updates to major packages like Krita, Kdenlive, Firefox and LibreOffice, and stability improvements to the Plasma desktop environment.
Browse your files easily
Quickly find that important document, photo, or video.
Split View, Editable Location, a built-in Terminal and many other useful features.
Dolphin makes connecting your USB flash drives, SD cards, and your phone super easy!
Images are an important part of modern life. Kubuntu has applications that make it easy to browse, share, and enhance your photos.
Open and read documents easily
Open PDF, Dejavu, PS, DVI, and more, annotate documents and fill in forms and even read eBooks with Okular, the universal document viewer.
Surf the Internet with Firefox
Kubuntu comes with the award-winning Firefox web browser by default.
More browsers such as Chromium, Rekonq are available through Kubuntu’s software repositories.
Kontact is the productivity suite that does it all: integration into your Google Calendar, Email, RSS feeds, a to-do list and much more.
Chat right from the desktop with your friends
KDE Telepathy, 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.
Multimedia made easy with Kubuntu
Kubuntu comes built-in with a music and a movie player that 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, was built to be intuitive and friendly.
It makes playing the music you love and discovering new music easier than ever before and it looks good doing it!
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.