Review: Kubuntu 13.04

It is time to test the third sibling in the Ubuntu family, the one named Kubuntu. So far, we’ve had Ubuntu, which was somewhat bland. Then we also had Xubuntu, which worked like a charm, except for a kernel oops thingie affecting the entire range, a silly thing to coincide with the official release. The KDE version is next.

Anyhow, fire up Muon and follow up the prompts. I deliberately avoided installing updates for Quetzal and skipped directly into the upgrade step to see what would happen. As it turns out, the distro did not care about some 190MB worth of packages for the 12.10 release.

Begin upgrade

With a slight sense of trepidation, I moved forward, wondering if the system might end horribly unbootable, although, the title of this review probably spoils the thrill and uncertainty, as you can guess what might happen.


Preparing 1

Preparing 2

Upgrade notice

The packages were downloaded fairly quickly, and then installed, again, fairly quickly. The entire episode took about forty minutes, and even the Nvidia drivers were setup during the process, which is really nice. At the end of it, I was asked to restart.

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