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I'm just wondering why KDE was not made the default desktop? Like the decisions and reason why GNOME was used instead. I personally feel KDE is superior to GNOME and it's partial-fork, Unity.

I'd also like to know why Kubuntu lacks the software centre, Ubuntu One, the icons and theme of Ubuntu.

And why Kubuntu comes with silly apps as default. Lacking Firefox, Pidgin etc :P

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closed as not constructive by Rinzwind, James, Marco Ceppi Sep 21 '11 at 11:42

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This is a very legitimate, highly subjective and argumentative question. – James Sep 21 '11 at 11:35
Kde better than gdm? Then why do you mention at least 4 features of gdm that kde lacks? That contradicts your claim >:-D and I agree with jrg. This question is not going to last long ;-) Oh you could start this at like a good discussion :=) – Rinzwind Sep 21 '11 at 11:38
-1 for asking for a flame bait. – aquaherd Sep 21 '11 at 11:41
You're asking two different questions. In addition these questions really can't be objectively answered. "Why no KDE default?": "Because", "Why no default software?": "Just because". These were all decisions made by people of the Ubuntu desktop team and the Kubuntu desktop team respecetively. We would need them to visit the site to answer. Anything else is just pure speculation. – Marco Ceppi Sep 21 '11 at 11:42
The original answer ("Why is KDE not the default desktop") can be answered. It was a licensing issue which is not applicable anymore. See – Lekensteyn Sep 21 '11 at 13:57

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