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Introductions! Kubuntu disappeared from Mastodon when Mastodon.rocks died. Good to be back. We provide the Plasma environment and KDE sorftware on an Ubuntu base. Friendly software!

The Council and Community would like to thank for once again renewing their sponsorship of Kubuntu by providing us with another year’s usage of a VPS instance 🙂

kubuntu.org/news/linode-renews

For those cautiously sticking to 18.04, our previous Long-Term Support release: 18.04.5 is out now! More a matter of semantics if you've got an existing install, as there's nothing you need to do then other than apply updates as usual, but for fresh installs (although of course we recommend 20.04 for maximum freshness!) you'll now see 18.04.5 images are available to download. kubuntu.org/getkubuntu/

20.04.1 has been released! If you were waiting on the first point release before upgrading to our current Long-Term Support version, now's the time :) Users on 18.04 should see upgrade notifications soon™.

kubuntu.org/news/kubuntu-20-04

Kubuntu boosted

Ubuntu Studio team revealed that 20.04 LTS would be the last version featuring #XFCE desktop. They found themselves using @Kubuntu with Ubuntu Studio added-on via Ubuntu Studio Installer as their daily driver, so why not? invidio.us/watch?v=TAZO3ZgnsDQ @kde #PlasmaDesktop #Linux #Ubuntu20.10

Time marches on; Kubuntu 19.10 has reached the end of its life. Best to upgrade to 20.04 (a Long-Term Support release!) now if you haven't already. If you can't update quite yet, don't worry, it will still be possible even once the packages are archived. See kubuntu.org/news/kubuntu-19-10 for more details.

Are you running the development release of Kubuntu Groovy Gorilla 20.10, or wanting to try the daily live ISO?

Plasma 5.19 has now landed in 20.10 and is available for testing!

kubuntu.org/news/plasma-5-19-t

*Taps mic* Is this thing on? Ah, good. Past time to mention, 20.04 is available! Featuring 5.18, Applications 19.12.3, and other hardy components for our LTS release.

kubuntu.org/news/kubuntu-20-04

Kubuntu boosted

Please help us and all of the flavors make this a fantastic release!
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All the Ubuntu flavors need your help during to make the 20.04 LTS as stable and great as it should be.

@ubuntu, @ubuntustudio, @LubuntuOfficial, @Ubuntu_Kylin, @ubuntu_mate, @UbuntuBudgie, @Kubuntu

Learn more: xubuntu.org/news/xubuntu-20-04
twitter.com/Xubuntu/status/124

Looking for something to do while social distancing? and our fellow flavors (or flavours if you prefer ;)) are gearing up for the big 20.04 LTS release, with the freeze for the Beta on April 2nd, and release aimed at April 23rd. Join us in testing to make sure this release is as rock-solid as possible!

kubuntu.org/news/testing-for-t

Kubuntu boosted

Grab some popcorn, sit back and enjoy the show: Plasma Bigscreen is coming to a TV near you!

dot.kde.org/2020/03/26/plasma-

Try Plasma Bigscreen now on your Raspberry Pi 4!

plasma-bigscreen.org/

"Kubuntu 19.10 ships out of the box with a first class and fully featured tablet configuration panel, including the possibility to setup all buttons (eg. modifier on stylus button as 'Ctrl'), add profiles and switch between them, mapping to custom area and support of multi monitors switch and calibration for pen-display!"

davidrevoy.com/article761/kubu

Kubuntu boosted

Pre-orders are open for the @Kubuntu Focus, a high-end Plasma-powered laptop designed for work that requires intense GPU computing, fast NVMe storage and optimal cooling to unleash the CPU's maximum potential.

kfocus.org/

A complete KDE review coming soon!

Kubuntu 19.04 Disco Dingo was released on April 18, 2019 with 9 months support. As of January 23, 2020, 19.04 reaches ‘end of life’. No more package updates will be accepted to 19.04, and it will be archived to old-releases.ubuntu.com in the coming weeks.

Official announcement for all *buntu: lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubun

Kubuntu 19.10 Eoan Ermine continues to be supported, receiving security and high-impact bugfix updates until July 2020.

Users of 19.04 can follow these instructions: help.ubuntu.com/community/Eoan

"If you’re currently a Windows 7 user and are curious about what you’re seeing in the video, I recommend taking Kubuntu 19.10 for a test drive." We agree, Jason :D

forbes.com/sites/jasonevangelh

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