Ubuntu: How do I know I'm using kubuntu?



Question:

I installed Kubuntu image long time ago, and did several release upgrades since that. I have package kubuntu-full installed, and boot into KDE. Currently it looks like I'm using ubuntu:

~: lsb_release -a  No LSB modules are available.  Distributor ID: Ubuntu  Description:    Ubuntu 13.10  Release:        13.10  Codename:       saucy  

There's not a single kubuntu word in my /etc/apt/sources.list, or is it

Kubuntu = Ubuntu - Unity + KDE  

now?

For example there's a Pre-Alpha Ubuntu Thar already, but no Kubuntu one. Would I get Kubuntu Thar, by installing Ubuntu Thar in the way mentioned above?

Probably Kubuntu team now are the guys responsible for KDE working in Ubuntu.


Solution:1

Recognised Ubuntu flavours

The list of recognised Ubuntu flavours: http://www.ubuntu.com/about/about-ubuntu/derivatives

Kubuntu

Kubuntu = Ubuntu core packages + KDE desktop + Kubuntu default settings

You could have the KDE desktop without the Kubuntu.

Older kubuntu-default-settings : http://packages.ubuntu.com/search?keywords=kubuntu-default-settings&searchon=names&suite=all&section=all

Current kubuntu-settings-desktop: http://packages.ubuntu.com/search?keywords=kubuntu-settings-desktop&searchon=names&suite=all&section=all

Kubuntu default settings

http://packages.ubuntu.com/trusty/kubuntu-settings-desktop :

Settings and artwork for the Kubuntu

If the Kubuntu default setting is installed:

  • The Grub is telling that you have an option to launch the Kubuntu
  • The Plymouth is telling that the Kubuntu is starting
  • The KDE default application launcher has the Kubuntu logo
  • The desktop cube has the Kubuntu logo
  • The default plasma desktop is having the Kubuntu default settings
  • etc...

The KDE System Settings > About System is telling that you are using the Kubuntu

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Trusty

The Kubuntu daily builds are still pointing to the Saucy: http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/kubuntu/daily-live/current/

The Kubuntu Trusty can be installed by installing the Kubuntu Saucy and upgrading to the Trusty.

The Trusty development is still fresh - Kubuntu plans can be found from the Kubuntu Trello: http://www.kubuntuforums.net/showthread.php?63870-When-is-the-new-LTS-due&p=337565&viewfull=1#post337565


Solution:2

Kubuntu is Ubuntu.

It just uses KDE (including KDE-specific programs) instead of Unity/GNOME.

Edit: Maybe cat /etc/issue.net works. I'm using Ubuntu so I can't check it.


Solution:3

I'm using gnomeubuntu and this is what shows up it terminal when typing: lsb_release -a

No LSB modules are available.  Distributor ID: Ubuntu  Description:    Ubuntu 13.10  Release:    13.10  Codename:   saucy  

so I'm guessing this is a normal thing with other ubuntu distributions.


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