Kubuntu has announced its first release. Kubuntu 5.04 includes KDE 3.4 and the finest pick of leading Free Software desktop programmes. Live and install CD images are available for download for x86, PowerPC and AMD64, please download via Bittorrent if possible. OSDir carries some screenshots of the release.
"With Ubuntu we had the opportunity to make the first class distribution that KDE deserves, in Kubuntu we have now done that" said developer Jonathan Riddell.
Ubuntu's founder Mark Shuttleworth commented "KDE is a profoundly important part of the open source world - it's popular with both end users and developers and is one of the key pieces in the battle for the future of the desktop. I'm very excited to support this community effort to get KDE into Ubuntu."