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Yeah i mean you can totally choose the distro that you like something about it. I first saw openSuSE and totally fell in love with it because it was green and i love the logo and the community. Welcome to the wonderful world of Linux where you get to choose what you want to use not what you have to You can install several distros for testing to see which one you like the most
The OP didn't actually say which KDE he was using; openSuSE 11.1 comes with both kde 3.5 and 4.1.
I'd bet, as 'buggy' and 'crashes' are mentioned, its kde4.1. Be aware that while the kde 4 line has 'new, improved' visuals, it is a pretty hefty re-write and, so far, it isn't anywhere near as stable as the end of the 3.5 line (yet).
You might also like to try kde 3.5 as, while it doesn't offer anywhere near the eye-kandy of the 4.x line, it is a nice, stable, environment that works. Of course, Gnome, XFCE, Enlightenment, Windowmaker are available, too... And you can install several of these in parallel and choose at boot time.
I'm afraid that while choice can be good, it can also be quite a fun way to waste your time, too.
I've been testing and using different Distros.
I used to have Mandriva a long time ago, but now I use Sabayon/Gentoo. www.sabayon.org
It's got almost any software you need, it's very packed, stable.
Small bugs here and there, as with every Linux.
Use the Sabayon version 3.5.1
At this moment it's my favourite, but RealPlayer will not work well, but
it's easy to fix, you dowmload the binaries from the Realplayer web
site and copy them into:
My Top 5=
1-Slackware 12.2-No comparison, hands down best Ive had.
2-Ubuntu 8.04 Satanic Edition-Base Ubuntu for MetalHeads
3-Debian Lenny with LXDE-fast and light
4-SuperUbuntu 8.10-Lots of stuff.
5-GoboLinux-It's different and runs smooth.