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Old 06-11-2006, 03:56 AM   #1
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KDE as a distribution?


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I was looking around the web reading, using livecd's, etc becasue I was looking for the right windows/desktop-manager.

My experience was that allthough KDE uses much mem/cpu I really think this is the ultimate desktop manager for me and I am going to stick with it.

But not only the desktop manager itself is great, there are also the other apps it's 'shipping' with. For example Konqueror, amaroK, ect... I really like all those 'K' apps. So I am wondering... Is there a Linux ditributions that uses KDE for all tasks? (And those other remaining apps that do not have a 'K' replacement)


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Old 06-11-2006, 04:38 AM   #2
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Old 06-11-2006, 04:40 AM   #3
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Many distros have KDE, so if you don't want GNOME, XFCE and other WMs, just install KDE. If you like some apps that are part of other DEs, you can because they will run fine from withing KDE.
 
Old 06-11-2006, 06:17 AM   #4
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slackware 10.2
I do not liek Slackware...
 
Old 06-11-2006, 06:19 AM   #5
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its your call. i just wanted to let you know slackware 10.2 ships with kde too along with xfce and others (and there's no gnome).
 
Old 06-11-2006, 06:25 AM   #6
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Many distros have KDE, so if you don't want GNOME, XFCE and other WMs, just install KDE. If you like some apps that are part of other DEs, you can because they will run fine from withing KDE.
I got a lot of KDE ditro's... I am searching for a KDE-app-only-approach. You may wonder why... Well, KDE is getting so big that I am just wondering if it would be sufficient to actually function as an entire distrubution itself. (Yes I know you need more then just Linux+KDE but you all know what I mean, right?)
 
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I got a lot of KDE ditro's... I am searching for a KDE-app-only-approach. You may wonder why... Well, KDE is getting so big that I am just wondering if it would be sufficient to actually function as an entire distrubution itself. (Yes I know you need more then just Linux+KDE but you all know what I mean, right?)
NOPE ! what do you mean by kde as a distribution? kde is a desktop environment not a distro!
 
Old 06-11-2006, 06:51 AM   #8
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NOPE ! what do you mean by kde as a distribution? kde is a desktop environment not a distro!
Yes I know... I meant replacing all apps like Firefox and xmms by 'K' apps... ofcource you will need a base system and some nice plugins, codecs etc... bin's...
 
Old 06-11-2006, 08:37 AM   #9
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You can do that anyway though, regardless of the distro, KDEs focus is on a DM i think by broadening to an entire distro it would slow down progress.

Kubuntu is ubuntu (slower release cycle?) but centred around KDE instead of Gnome
 
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Klax is a KDE only live disctro, developed by some KDE devs. Many of the Debian based live distros use KDE only. Personally I think you should just pick your favourite distro and install only KDE. This is what I do on most of my systems since I am not too much of a GNOME fan.
 
Old 06-11-2006, 11:06 AM   #11
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Personally I think you should just pick your favourite distro and install only KDE. This is what I do on most of my systems since I am not too much of a GNOME fan.
with little or no modification slackware 10.2 is just that!
 
Old 06-11-2006, 11:10 AM   #12
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http://www.kubuntu.org/
 
Old 06-11-2006, 01:36 PM   #13
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What KDE is, is a Desktop Environment (DE). What you are describing, usinly only kde apps, is the ultimate goal of ane DE. It compes bundled with all of it's own apps and gives the user an easier opportunity to use just kde apps.

KDE can never be a distro. There is much more that goes into creating a distro. Init scripts, a Linux kernel, a package manager (I know not all distros have one), etc.
 
Old 06-12-2006, 11:02 AM   #14
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KDE can never be a distro. There is much more that goes into creating a distro. Init scripts, a Linux kernel, a package manager (I know not all distros have one), etc.
Yes I know... And I also know it is stupid to create a distro around KDE only and it is not the best, etc... But what I wanted to know is what if you only have some working KDE software on your machine and nothing else (except for everything to make a working Linux system and all that)

Just for an experience... not for permanent use.

EDIT: I will be trying Klax for now... thanks for pointing out that distro

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Old 06-12-2006, 11:20 AM   #15
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Yes I know... And I also know it is stupid to create a distro around KDE only...
i don't think it's a stupid idea at all. i think it's a great idea, actually. it would be a distro more like windows and less overwhelming for linux beginners. since windows installs as the sole, monolithic desktop with so few programs, i think it would feel more natural for someone who had never used linux to boot into a KDE desktop and have only KDE applications to use, albeit a whole lot more than you get with windows. once they were used to that, they could branch out more into the other free software options.
 
  


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