Kubuntu 10.10 KDE Screenshots
Kubuntu screenshots are not exactly the same as downloading and running Kubuntu on your computer but if you have never seen Kubuntu and you wonder what it is like, here are some Kubuntu screenshots of frequently used Kubuntu applications. Kubuntu comes with KDE as the desktop environment. This is great because KDE is a top Linux GUI.
The number of applications in Kubuntu is much bigger than the number of Kubuntu screenshots here, so don't get the wrong idea that the functionality of Kubuntu is limited to these screens only. Additionally, if you have customized the Linux menu in KDE, quite obviously it will be different from what you will see here.
Kubuntu desktop is the first thing you will see when Kubuntu loads. You have only two windows open. If you want to install Kubuntu on your harddrive, you can click the Install Kubuntu 10.x.x icon and the installation will start.
If you want to navigate around your files and folders, you will need the Dolphin file manager. The Dolphin file manager, shown in the next Kubuntu screenshot, displays all the drives (and the folders and files in them) on your computer, including Windows drives.
System settings (shown in the Kubuntu screenshot above) is the place from which you configure many aspects of your Kubuntu. For instance, you can change the settings for the Display, if you select Display. When you do, you will see a screen similar to the KDE screenshot below:
You can also select Add and Remove Software, which will open the Software Management window, which is shown in the Kubuntu screenshot below.
Kubuntu doesn't come with tons of applications but you can always install additional software you need. However, even the default Kubuntu CD includes, among others, Open Office.org Writer (shown in the Kubuntu screenshot above) and the Amarok media player (shown in the Kubuntu screenshot below).
Kubuntu might not include tons of applications because its Live CD fits on a single CD and there isn't enough space for many applications, but in addition to the useful applications I mentioned above, you will also find some small and cute utilities, for instance the virtual keyboard from the screenshot below.
Kubuntu is a small Linux distribution but it includes quite a lot. I hope that the Kubuntu screenshots showed that Kubuntu is quite useful and it is worth to download it and test it for yourself. Kubuntu is great for Linux newbies because it includes quite a lot of applications you will use on a daily basis. What is more, there are thousands of Kubuntu applications that are not included in the default installation but which you can install additionally. Get Kubuntu, burn the CD, run the Live version, try the Live Kubuntu CD, and see for yourself that Kubuntu is a great Linux distribution!