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Old 07-01-2012, 01:50 AM   #1
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debian and/or kubuntu


I have tried debian 6, but as this was my first time, I feel very uncomfortable and hence removed it,

Now I am downloading kubuntu LTS.
Please help me by telling which will be better?
Can I use kde in debian 6?
I wanted to install 32 bit windows in virtualbox or in vmware, please tell me which will be better?
According to my requirements which will be better debian or kubntu ?

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Old 07-01-2012, 02:43 AM   #2
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Can I use kde in debian 6?
If you visit the Debian website (www.debian.org) you will quickly find that information.

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According to my requirements which will be better debian or kubntu ?
If you must ask, I would say go with Kbuntu.
 
Old 07-01-2012, 02:44 AM   #3
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I have tried debian 6, but as this was my first time, I feel very uncomfortable and hence removed it,

Now I am downloading kubuntu LTS.
Please help me by telling which will be better?

...

According to my requirements which will be better debian or kubntu ?
You neither tell us why you are uncomfortable with Debian not what your requirements really are. Since we aren't mindreaders no one can answer this question.

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Can I use kde in debian 6?
Of course you can.
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I wanted to install 32 bit windows in virtualbox or in vmware, please tell me which will be better?
Depends on what you want to do and which version of VMWare you want to use.
 
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Old 07-01-2012, 05:06 AM   #4
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According to my requirements which will be better debian or kubntu ?
Try MEPIS. It's Debian based, just as Kubuntu but more stable. And it's with KDE by default.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MEPIS
http://www.mepis.org/about-mepis
 
Old 07-01-2012, 09:10 AM   #5
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I think you should stay with Debian and try to learned as I find it to be more stable than any of the buntus versions out there. I like Ubuntu and all its editions but the latest releases I find it to be really unstable and it just keep crashing on my desktop. sometimes I have to reboot my session because the system goes into panic and reboot is the only solution.

At this time perhaps I wouldnt recomment ubuntu to anyone who is just trying out Linux for the first time.

In Debian you can run all the software you would want to run for your everyday computer use. Another thing you must know about Debian is that it is the very dad of Ubuntu, mint, mepis, and lot of other good projects out there. You can Install KDE, Xfce, lot more Desktop Manager and windows managers just like in any other distro.

Good luck to you.
 
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Old 07-01-2012, 12:44 PM   #6
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I'd steer clear of Kubuntu
http://www.linuxquestions.org/review...page/15/sort/7
It's just an installation disk put together by a few enthusiasts, not compiled and tested by Ubuntu.

If you just dislike Debian, but like KDE, try Mepis (based on Debian) or OpenSUSE. But we can't really tell you what's best for your likes and requirements until we know what they are.
 
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Old 07-01-2012, 06:06 PM   #7
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What's better is what:
a) works for you
b) feels more comfortable to you
Thus it depends somewhat on your hardware and a lot on you. I find that by the time I'm done setting up my favorite desktop environment (which happens to be LXDE, but that's neither here nor there) the way I want it, the distro isn't really that important.
 
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