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Old 02-04-2005, 04:53 PM   #1
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Distro Choice for Good App Support


I'm a realy newb to Linux (I know the basic stuff.) but I'm wondering what your opinions are on which distribution has to best app support (meaning when I make, I don't get errors.) I'm quite liking Fedora but it's not the fastest OS out there.

Also, this is probably a stupid question, the program called gDesklets, if I compile it while on Gnome, can I use it with KDE?

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Old 02-04-2005, 05:04 PM   #2
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Probably can yes, but there is a similar app for Kde called SuperKaramba, probably easier to just use that

And any distro that has development tools and the kernel and X11 sources installed will get you by. If you can install a program on one linux distro you can install it on any provided you meet it's dependencies
 
Old 02-04-2005, 05:11 PM   #3
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Thanks for you quick reply!
Next up on the list to try is Debian Sarge. I'm not too worried about the bad install progress. The thing that appeals alot (if not the most) to me is the apt-get system. Also, built in SSH support (I think).

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Old 02-04-2005, 05:15 PM   #4
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Alas, it may be difficult to start out with, but I can learn I guess! I'll let you know how I get on with it.

Oh yes, Sarge or Sid?
 
Old 02-04-2005, 05:59 PM   #5
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No idea Personally I'm not a Debian fan but that's not to say you shouldn't try it. I like very updated stuff and Debian doesn't seem to provide that out of the box, so now I'm gonna do some shameless promotion and say why don't you give Arch Linux a try? It uses pacman for it's package manager which is easily as good as apt and they have a great community! It's a pretty basic distro but once you get your base system setup you just need to use pacman to install what you need

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Old 02-04-2005, 06:31 PM   #6
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I would recommend Conectiva it has synaptic with uses apt-get

and it has tons of software included in its distribution.

Oh and it is rather painless to install and configure.

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Old 02-06-2005, 06:11 PM   #7
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If you're interested in Debian, you could try Ubuntu. For a new distro, it's quickly maturing and should support as many packages as Debian.
 
  


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