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ok id like to start off by saying that for years my friends have been trying to get me to switch from windows to the linux world,i just recently figured i would make the transition after microsoft banned my cd key for windows xp after i had a small hardware change, this angers me to death because i feel like i shouldnt have to pay twice for somthing that i have already bought,over the past few days ive been experimenting with the different distros, ive tried, free spire,suse 10.1 , mandriva, and ubuntu, and ive narrowed the final choices down to ubuntu and mandriva,i liked the look and responsivness of mandriva but i cant get the sound to work after i install it, it seems to work fine when i run it from the cd but it crashes after i install it, from what ive seen so far with linux i prefer the kde enviornment as it has the windows look to it, i was wandering if you guys knew of a ubuntu distro that had the kde enviornment or another linux distro that is user frendly and installs programs with ease, i am also planning on installing beryl/compiz so it must be compatable, thnx
thnx for the reply,does kubuntu have all the features that comes with ubuntu, the website says that its a lite version for people running older computers, my computer specs are intel pentium extreme edition qx6800 2gb ddr2 2x 8800 ultra sli , also what is the difference between tar files,rpm files, bin files and yum files, all this puzzles me as i dont know which one this os uses thnx
Xubuntu (which uses the lightweight XFCE) is the one more tailored for older/slower computers. I use Kubuntu on my main desktop because I prefer KDE rto GNOME, and it's just the same as Ubuntu in just about every way other than the default desktop environment.
ok so if i get the lite version called kubuntu does it still come with the kopete messenger and the media player so that i can watch my online videos,can i still get beryl to work on it, also i was wandering if it supported the cube 3d enviornment thnx
I suggest that you download it and try it ---- you'll soon answer your own questions .... as far as Kopete is concerned, it's a part of KDE (notice the K!!!). Which media player do you want? I am sure you can get Beryl to work but I can't help wioth that because I don't use it.