Clean Install

Clean Install

Install the Kubuntu Focus Suite

Install the Kubuntu Focus Suite. This includes Kubuntu 20.04 LTS, curated apps, hardware optimizations, and UX preferences.

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Background

Background

A clean install can sometimes be the quickest solution to fix a corrupted system. The Kubuntu Focus Suite includes Kubuntu 20.04, curated apps, dozens of optimizations, and UX preferences. The goal is to provide an optimal experience out-of-the-box with the applications and Guided Solutions you need the most.

You don’t need to own a Focus to try or use the Kubuntu Focus Suite. You may try a Virtual Appliance or ISO Image for free. If you decide to install on your own VM or hardware, backup your data and test first, as some optimizations could conflict with some devices. YMMV, although we have seen excellent results with many computers[1].

Download and Install our ISO Disk Image

Download and Install our ISO Disk Image

For reinstallation on any of our devices, we supply a custom-made Kubuntu ISO disk image tailored for our experience and hardware.

Troubleshooting

Content will be added as needed.

Revisions

This is a partial revision history. See the git repository for all entries.

Footnotes

[1] The Kubuntu Focus team uses the Suite regularly on over a dozen different hardware configurations. These include the six official M1 and M2 2060/2070/2080 models, six additional Clevo laptops, and multiple desktop systems.

[2] The Live environment does not have the Nvidia drivers installed and, as such, cannot do advanced GPU-intensive tasks, such as machine learning and AI development. In order to use these features, the OS must be installed on Kubuntu Focus hardware including the kfocus-001-nvidia package.

Disclaimer

We try hard to provide a useful solution validated by professionals. However, we cannot anticipate every situation, and therefore cannot guarantee this procedure will work for your needs. Always backup your data and test the solution to determine the correct procedure for you.

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