Kubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus - Not meant to be

Discussion in 'all things UNIX' started by Mrkvonic, May 23, 2016.

  1. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Let me unsweeten your week. Here's a long, thorough review of Kubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus 64-bit LTS release, tested on a laptop with UEFI, Secure Boot, GPT, 16 partitions, and a multi-boot setup with Windows and Linux, covering live session, installation and post-install use, including look & feel and UI woes, network connectivity - wonky Wireless, Bluetooth, Samba sharing and no Samba printing, weak smartphone support - Ubuntu Phone, Windows Phone, iPhone, partitioning, dreadful and buggy package management & updates, multimedia playback - HD video, MP3, applications, stability, performance, responsiveness, resource usage, battery life, suspend & resume, hardware compatibility, inconsistency in behavior and results compared to other Ubuntu releases across all aspects of desktop functionality, many other usability problems and niggles, and more. Have fun. Sort of.

    http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/kubuntu-xerus.html


    Cheers,
    Mrk
     
  2. oliverjia

    oliverjia Registered Member

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    Nothing about this particular edition oozes confidence, quality or long-term vision. Really sad. 2/10. My weekend has been ruined again, thank you. Don't bother. Bye.

    Cheers.
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    LOL.. is it really that bad? I only use Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. Other than the initial "Ubuntu Software couldn't install 3rd party .deb" embarrassment (which was fixed earlier), at least Ubuntu 16.04 looks OK to me. Maybe it's just Kubuntu that is this bad?
     
  3. amarildojr

    amarildojr Registered Member

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    But that's Linux these days. Nothing new, lots of bugs, and a new wallpaper.
     
  4. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Yup, it's really bad.
    Mrk
     
  5. chrome_sturmen

    chrome_sturmen Registered Member

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    arch! (and it's more user-friendly derivatives)
     
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  6. Kerodo

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    I tried Ubuntu 16.04 for a month but found it had too many little glitches and bugs, it's terrible. Even so, it was going fairly well, until a recent update of update-notifier screwed things up even more, now every time I boot up, it tells me there are updates available, but in fact, there are none. Just one of many little idiotic issues. I have gone back to 14.04.4 for now and find it extremely clean and nice, the way it should be. The new stuff is very disappointing.
     
  7. summerheat

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    Even for Ubuntu LTS releases it has always been wise to wait a couple of weeks for xx.xx.1.
     
  8. Kerodo

    Kerodo Registered Member

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    Yeah, that's what I'm thinking too. At least .1 or maybe even .2.
     
  9. fblais

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    Nothing to help drawing people away from Windows towards Linux...
     
  10. Joxx

    Joxx Registered Member

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    yes, this botched release is harmful, and difficult to understand
     
  11. Daveski17

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    Definitely Disconcerting! Perhaps they should have called it that? :D
     
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