Or Xubuntu as well? Is this *buntu independent?
Of course you can.
Ubuntu is Kubuntu. The flavors are just different sets of starting packages.
I think you should start a separate Kubuntu StackExchange, or use another more general site. This site was created very specifically to address Ubuntu questions; allowing questions about Ubuntu derivatives will make the site harder to use.
Also, if this site is successful, we will create an Ubuntu-specific design for it, which might make Kubuntu questions feel out of place(?).
5Why? What separates a Kubuntu system from a regular Ubuntu sytem, except the list of installed packages?– andolJul 28, 2010 at 21:53
What separates an apple from an orange? Human beings do not differentiate Ubuntu from Kubuntu in their minds by a list of packages. As far as normal users are concerned, Ubuntu is not Kubuntu, end of story. This is a site for Ubuntu users to ask and answer questions about Ubuntu; it's completely free to create another site where Kubuntu users can ask and answer questions about Kubuntu. Mixing the two will confuse some users; separating the two will lead to less confusion. What is objectionable? Jul 28, 2010 at 21:58
2Well, while I do see your point, I would argue that Kubuntu isn't really separate from Ubuntu. Apart from using the same packages from the same repositories it is also one of the predefined Ubuntu tasksel installs.– andolJul 28, 2010 at 22:50
3I support andol: you can get "Kubuntu" just by installing kubuntu-desktop besides ubuntu-desktop and then decide between "Kubuntu" and "Ubuntu" during login (or login into both sessions at the same time).– blueyedJul 28, 2010 at 23:12
David, your sarcasm was inadequately tagged. Then again, with the Code of Conduct, people have gotten used to getting straight answers.– BroamJul 29, 2010 at 1:04
Broam, I am not being sarcastic. Do you mean my question about apples and oranges? It was rhetorical, but not sarcastic. Jul 29, 2010 at 19:20
I do feel that David is correct, even if partially. Most newbies depend on the UI and switching between various *buntu flavours changes a lot.– UserJul 31, 2010 at 23:29