On the blog of KDEvelopers.org, dfaure have installed Kubuntu on his Dual Core AMD – and the small piece detaile the obstacles faced when doing it.
Read the short story here
I'm learning the debian commands for administration (apt-get, dpkg-query etc.) and I keep stumbling on things that are not installed by default (devel libs of course, but also essential things like gcc or openntpd). In both Mandriva and Kubuntu, I'm really missing a “install me all the devel libs for all the libs I have installed” command… Instead I have to keep hitting missing devel libs, and installing them one by one, but of course I keep a list of all the devel libs I needed for kde, for any version of Mandriva or now Kubuntu that I installed. Next time (new machine or reinstall of linux) it's just a matter of urpmi `cat thelist` or apt-get install `cat thelist`…