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


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  


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.


Recognised Ubuntu flavours

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


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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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


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.


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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