In some good news for KDE, Mark Shuttleworth, the famous African entrepreneur, announced at the Ubuntu Below Zero conference that he is now using the Kubuntu distribution (screenshots) on his own desktop machine and affirmed his commitment to the KDE-based distribution.
As per the website, "Kubuntu is a user friendly operating system based on KDE, the K Desktop Environment. With a predictable 6 month release cycle part of the Ubuntu project, Kubuntu is the GNU/Linux distribution for everyone." Kubuntu has apparently been prominent throughout the conference with a large number of Kubuntu users having shown up. As a first class Ubuntu citizen, CD copies of Kubuntu will be freely available to users. Congratulations to the Kubuntu team for their dedication and hard work in bringing the KDE desktop to Ubuntu!