Kubuntu Karmic Koala Beta – My First Thoughts

I plunged and gambled my sanity when I downloaded it, burned it to disc, wiped my hard drive and installed it. That was a few days ago. I am now using the beta version and it is impressive. It is lightening fast – It took less than 30 seconds to boot to a working desktop immediately after installation. Takes a little longer now I’ve added a bit of software but it’s still quicker than any previous release. To say the Kubuntu team are aiming for a 25 second boot time, and my machine’s on its last legs, I reckon they’re very close to getting there.