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Which should I install. Kubuntu 5.04 or FC4. I am still fairly new to linux, but am able to get along fine in FC4 (I especially like 'yum'). However, the simplicity of Kubuntu looks appealing (by the way, is Kubuntu based on debain, and does a lot of preincluded software come with Kubuntu like FC4 does). Also, is kubuntu as powerfull as FC4 (or even more powerful, if it's based on debian).
Anyway, any info would be great.
Last edited by BuckRogers01; 07-06-2005 at 11:07 AM.
Kubuntu is Ubuntu with KDE installed, and yes they are actually modified snapshots of Debian Sid. Powerful?? You have to define what you mean by powerful to answer that one. There is a lot more software available for the Debian based distros, and if you liked Yum, you'll positively LOVE apt. Kubuntu is a great newbie distro, and equally good for time-strapped non-newbies as well.
The one thing to keep in mind if considering debian-based distros like (K)Ubuntu and Mepis, is that you should have some form of broadband if you want happiness. (K)ubuntu is a single cd install, using the Internet to retrieve the rest of its available software.
No worries about my net connection, 2mb dwnld should suffice. What makes kubuntu such a newbie distro, is it because it is not very configurable, is it that it comes pretty much preconfigured, or is it because it's easy to install?
Its configuration is not restricted in any way that I can determine, as a dedicated Debian fanatic. Its install, while text-based like Debian, is really easy and when it boots the system for the first time, most of the menial stuff that took me days in debian (gui settings, eye-candy, automount, etc) is configured to a good default status, with the option to change things if you don't like the defaults.
In my not so humble opinion, Debian is what Linux should be. (K)ubuntu is simply Debian geared for desktop use, and it is configured out of the box as a desktop system, where Debian proper makes no such assumption.
It's only one cd, and you have more than enough bandwidth. Give it a shot, and see if you like it. You can always switch to something else if it's not up your alley. :-)
Originally posted by BuckRogers01 No worries about my net connection, 2mb dwnld should suffice. What makes kubuntu such a newbie distro, is it because it is not very configurable, is it that it comes pretty much preconfigured, or is it because it's easy to install?
Any info wud be great, Buck
I'd say what makes Ubuntu (Kubuntu is just the KDE version of Ubuntu) a "newbie distro" is its supportive community and its amazing documentation. It's actually very command-line-heavy, but that's easy enough if you just follow the instructions.