Friday, October 19, 2007

me and Kubuntu Gutsy

Few thing i noticed on kubuntu gutsy, first thing is, dolphin, strigi, restricted driver manager.

1) dolphin:
Dolphin now replace konqueror as the default file manager. But konqueror is still there.
The best thing about dolphin is, there is a navigation menu to the left, which is a nice feature. on the right is the operation that we used to be called by right click on the icon. Nice touch actually.

2) strigi:
Unlike previous version of ubuntu, instead of beagle, strigi is not the file search daemon on ubuntu. And unlike beagle, didn't really slow down the system. Because strigi is written is c(or was it c++), which unlike beagle which written in c# which runs on a virtual machine, will take some overhead.
But later I have to add a search bar later on kicker manually, which would be nice added by default. On the other hand, there is kio slave for strigi, which is cool.

3) Restricted driver manager
Is another thing that previously on ubuntu but not kubuntu. now it is added. nice touch.
previously when i use ubuntu, restricted manager didn't detect my wireless card from broadcom, but it does the job by downloading the firmware.

4) Etc
soundcard works now without configuration.

5)the bad,
now some chinese character didn't render well, but i try to add some fonts from repository and see how.
And i want my desktop effect on kubuntu. would be a waste of resource because i do actually own an nvidia card.

overall this is a nice updates to (k)ubuntu. Now i really hope that kde 4 will be in 8.04, was it hardy heron?

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