Kubuntu
GNU/Linux For Everyone!


  Richard A. Johnson


       April 03, 2009




Richard Johnson   Kubuntu GNU/Linux For...
About Me

  • Using and developing Linux for more than 15 years

  • Member of the Ubuntu community
      • Core Developer...
Goals


   • Provide an overview of KDE

   • Provide an overview of Kubuntu

   • Gluing it all together

   • Getting yo...
Disclaimer


   • Anything I talk about is subject to change

   • Any resemblance to real persons, living or dead is pure...
K Desktop Environment




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KDE




      What is KDE?




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KDE
What is KDE?




               Desktop Environment




                  Richard Johnson   Kubuntu GNU/Linux For Ever...
KDE
What is KDE?




                Desktop Environment
               Application Development
                      Fram...
KDE
What is KDE?




                Desktop Environment
               Application Development
                      Fram...
KDE
What is KDE?




    Desktop Environment
       • The pretty graphical stuff you see when you login to your
        co...
KDE
What is KDE?




    Application Development Framework
       • Infrastructure designed and implemented to help
      ...
KDE
KDE Statistics




        • 12 years old

        • More than 2,000 SVN accounts

        • More than 3,000 weekly co...
KDE




      What is KDE?




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IT’S COMMUNITY




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KDE
Community




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Richard Johnson   Kubuntu GNU/Linux For Everyone   16/39
Kubuntu




          What is Kubuntu?




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Kubuntu
What is Kubuntu?




        GNU/Linux Operating System




                   Richard Johnson   Kubuntu GNU/Linux...
Kubuntu
What is Kubuntu?




        GNU/Linux Operating System
                   Ubuntu foundation



                  ...
Kubuntu
What is Kubuntu?




        GNU/Linux Operating System
                   Ubuntu foundation
     Utilizes KDE ins...
Kubuntu
What is Kubuntu?




      It is the glue that bonds Ubuntu
                   and KDE
               Creating the...
Kubuntu
Statistics




         • 6 month release cycle

         • Collaborate with the Debian Qt/KDE project

         •...
Kubuntu
Developers




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Kubuntu
Are batteries included?


    Batteries are not included, but here are just a few categories of
    applications i...
Kubuntu
Are batteries included?




    The following application categories are readily available via a
    DVD or the In...
Kubuntu
Applications



    Internet
        • Web Browser
        • Chat Clients (IRC and IM)
        • Mail Client
     ...
Kubuntu
Applications



    Graphics
        • PDF Viewer
        • Image Viewer
        • Screenshots

    Office
        ...
Kubuntu
Applications



    Utilities
        • Text Editor
        • Archive Tool
        • Calculator

    System Manage...
Kubuntu
Why Kubuntu?




      • Follow upstream closer than any other project

      • Have Ubuntu as a foundation

     ...
Kubuntu
But I keep hearing...




       OpenSUSE, Fedora, Mandriva,
       and Arch are supposed to have
        better K...
Kubuntu
But I keep hearing...




         Kubuntu is a 2nd class citizen




                        Richard Johnson   Ku...
Kubuntu
But I keep hearing...




                   What do you all hear?




                        Richard Johnson   K...
Getting Involved




        Time to get involved!




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Getting Involved
KDE




      Getting involved in KDE is easy, here are just a few areas
      to get involved in:
      ...
Getting Involved
KDE




      http://www.kde.org/getinvolved/




               Richard Johnson   Kubuntu GNU/Linux For ...
Getting Involved
Kubuntu




    Getting involved in Kubuntu is easy, here are just a few
    areas to get involved in:
  ...
Getting Involved
Kubuntu




    https://wiki.kubuntu.org/HelpingKubun




              Richard Johnson   Kubuntu GNU/Lin...
Questions?




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Contact Information



       nixternal@ubuntu.com
         rjohnson@kde.org




            Richard Johnson   Kubuntu GNU...
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Kubuntu GNU/Linux for Everyone

  1. 1. Kubuntu GNU/Linux For Everyone! Richard A. Johnson April 03, 2009 Richard Johnson Kubuntu GNU/Linux For Everyone 1/39
  2. 2. About Me • Using and developing Linux for more than 15 years • Member of the Ubuntu community • Core Developer, MOTU, MOTU Council, Kubuntu Council, Membership Board, and more... • Member of the KDE community • KDE e.V., Developer, Documentation Leader, News Editor • Member of the Debian community • Co-author of the Official Ubuntu Book Richard Johnson Kubuntu GNU/Linux For Everyone 2/39
  3. 3. Goals • Provide an overview of KDE • Provide an overview of Kubuntu • Gluing it all together • Getting you involved • Answering your questions Richard Johnson Kubuntu GNU/Linux For Everyone 3/39
  4. 4. Disclaimer • Anything I talk about is subject to change • Any resemblance to real persons, living or dead is purely coincidental • Use, re-engineering, reproduction, and redistribution permitted • No animals were harmed in the making of this presentation Richard Johnson Kubuntu GNU/Linux For Everyone 4/39
  5. 5. K Desktop Environment Richard Johnson Kubuntu GNU/Linux For Everyone 5/39
  6. 6. KDE What is KDE? Richard Johnson Kubuntu GNU/Linux For Everyone 6/39
  7. 7. KDE What is KDE? Desktop Environment Richard Johnson Kubuntu GNU/Linux For Everyone 7/39
  8. 8. KDE What is KDE? Desktop Environment Application Development Framework Richard Johnson Kubuntu GNU/Linux For Everyone 8/39
  9. 9. KDE What is KDE? Desktop Environment Application Development Framework Office Application Suite Richard Johnson Kubuntu GNU/Linux For Everyone 9/39
  10. 10. KDE What is KDE? Desktop Environment • The pretty graphical stuff you see when you login to your computer • Network transparent, contemporary desktop for UNIX like operating systems, Windows, and Mac OS X • Open, reliable, stable, and monopoly-free computing environment Richard Johnson Kubuntu GNU/Linux For Everyone 10/39
  11. 11. KDE What is KDE? Application Development Framework • Infrastructure designed and implemented to help programmers create robust and comprehensive applications • Implements the latest advances in framework technology • Innovative KParts compound document technology enables developers to quickly create first rate applications utilizing cutting edge technology Richard Johnson Kubuntu GNU/Linux For Everyone 11/39
  12. 12. KDE KDE Statistics • 12 years old • More than 2,000 SVN accounts • More than 3,000 weekly commits • Approximately 6,000,000 lines of code • 53 languages and counting • 35-45 million users Richard Johnson Kubuntu GNU/Linux For Everyone 12/39
  13. 13. KDE What is KDE? Richard Johnson Kubuntu GNU/Linux For Everyone 13/39
  14. 14. IT’S COMMUNITY Richard Johnson Kubuntu GNU/Linux For Everyone 14/39
  15. 15. KDE Community Richard Johnson Kubuntu GNU/Linux For Everyone 15/39
  16. 16. Richard Johnson Kubuntu GNU/Linux For Everyone 16/39
  17. 17. Kubuntu What is Kubuntu? Richard Johnson Kubuntu GNU/Linux For Everyone 17/39
  18. 18. Kubuntu What is Kubuntu? GNU/Linux Operating System Richard Johnson Kubuntu GNU/Linux For Everyone 18/39
  19. 19. Kubuntu What is Kubuntu? GNU/Linux Operating System Ubuntu foundation Richard Johnson Kubuntu GNU/Linux For Everyone 19/39
  20. 20. Kubuntu What is Kubuntu? GNU/Linux Operating System Ubuntu foundation Utilizes KDE instead of GNOME Richard Johnson Kubuntu GNU/Linux For Everyone 20/39
  21. 21. Kubuntu What is Kubuntu? It is the glue that bonds Ubuntu and KDE Creating the strongest desktop solution Richard Johnson Kubuntu GNU/Linux For Everyone 21/39
  22. 22. Kubuntu Statistics • 6 month release cycle • Collaborate with the Debian Qt/KDE project • 1 full-time Canonical employee, 10 active community volunteers Richard Johnson Kubuntu GNU/Linux For Everyone 22/39
  23. 23. Kubuntu Developers Richard Johnson Kubuntu GNU/Linux For Everyone 23/39
  24. 24. Kubuntu Are batteries included? Batteries are not included, but here are just a few categories of applications included: • Internet • Multimedia • Graphics • Office • Utilities • System Management Richard Johnson Kubuntu GNU/Linux For Everyone 24/39
  25. 25. Kubuntu Are batteries included? The following application categories are readily available via a DVD or the Internet: • Development • Games • Education • and more... Richard Johnson Kubuntu GNU/Linux For Everyone 25/39
  26. 26. Kubuntu Applications Internet • Web Browser • Chat Clients (IRC and IM) • Mail Client • P2P Client Multimedia • Audio Player • Video Player • Disk Burning Richard Johnson Kubuntu GNU/Linux For Everyone 26/39
  27. 27. Kubuntu Applications Graphics • PDF Viewer • Image Viewer • Screenshots Office • OpenOffice.org • Word Processor • Spreadsheet • Presentations Richard Johnson Kubuntu GNU/Linux For Everyone 27/39
  28. 28. Kubuntu Applications Utilities • Text Editor • Archive Tool • Calculator System Management • System Controls • File Management • Package Management Richard Johnson Kubuntu GNU/Linux For Everyone 28/39
  29. 29. Kubuntu Why Kubuntu? • Follow upstream closer than any other project • Have Ubuntu as a foundation • Collaboration with one of the oldest and most stable GNU/Linux distros - Debian • Dedication to our users - we don’t just create stuff for us, we do it for you! Richard Johnson Kubuntu GNU/Linux For Everyone 29/39
  30. 30. Kubuntu But I keep hearing... OpenSUSE, Fedora, Mandriva, and Arch are supposed to have better KDE implementations Richard Johnson Kubuntu GNU/Linux For Everyone 30/39
  31. 31. Kubuntu But I keep hearing... Kubuntu is a 2nd class citizen Richard Johnson Kubuntu GNU/Linux For Everyone 31/39
  32. 32. Kubuntu But I keep hearing... What do you all hear? Richard Johnson Kubuntu GNU/Linux For Everyone 32/39
  33. 33. Getting Involved Time to get involved! Richard Johnson Kubuntu GNU/Linux For Everyone 33/39
  34. 34. Getting Involved KDE Getting involved in KDE is easy, here are just a few areas to get involved in: • Promotion • Documentation • Translation • Accessibility • Artwork • Development Richard Johnson Kubuntu GNU/Linux For Everyone 34/39
  35. 35. Getting Involved KDE http://www.kde.org/getinvolved/ Richard Johnson Kubuntu GNU/Linux For Everyone 35/39
  36. 36. Getting Involved Kubuntu Getting involved in Kubuntu is easy, here are just a few areas to get involved in: • Promotion • Documentation • Translation • Artwork • Development • Packaging Richard Johnson Kubuntu GNU/Linux For Everyone 36/39
  37. 37. Getting Involved Kubuntu https://wiki.kubuntu.org/HelpingKubun Richard Johnson Kubuntu GNU/Linux For Everyone 37/39
  38. 38. Questions? Richard Johnson Kubuntu GNU/Linux For Everyone 38/39
  39. 39. Contact Information nixternal@ubuntu.com rjohnson@kde.org Richard Johnson Kubuntu GNU/Linux For Everyone 39/39
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