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Kubuntu 23.10 and Fedora 39

Kubuntu 23.10


Kubuntu is the Ubuntu variant that comes with the KDE desktop. The latest release, codenamed Mantic Minotaur, ships with KDE 5.27. The Kubuntu team says the Kubuntu 5.27 release "brings massive improvements to the desktop and all its tools." Plasma comes with a new configuration wizard, as well as "a window tiling system, a more stylish app theme, cleaner and more usable tools, and widgets that give you more control over your machine." Included in the release are major updates to Krunner, the Discover software manager, and many of Plasma's most popular panels, trays, and widgets, such as the digital clock and color picker.

The Ubuntu base underneath Kubuntu comes with Linux kernel 6.5, in addition to GCC 13.2.0 and several other updates to developer tools. Expert users can also choose the experimental ZFS filesystem and TPM-based disk encryption.

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