Kubuntu Intrepid Uselessness

» 27 Nov 2008

I just don't understand why Kubuntu 8.10 had to switch to a desktop environment that is just not ready in any way for daily use. KDE4 is almost completely unusable on my machine due to the dual monitors and nvidia video card. Many of the features of KDE4 just feel incomplete. It is very pretty, but pretty does not make up for stability. Normally this wouldn't matter, but 8.04.1 causes system death with my wireless card. It all worked so wonderfully over the summer, but now it is broken. I need my Linux to be a stable platform for development as I have a large amount of work that needs to be done. I'm in the process of reinstalling 8.10 with the intent of switching to XFCE. I don't actually like XFCE, but I need something that works. If 8.10 does not solve my system freeze problem, then I'm going to have to switch distros. I don't really have the time for this. I hate it when this happens.