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Old 01-26-2013, 02:17 PM   #1
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Which Debian distribution to install for eyecandy


Hello all,


I wish to install a distro from Debain family having nice appearance. But it should be stable also.

I saw ubuntu gnome remix and found it very attractive. But i dont know its stable or not! I have already tried Ubuntu 12.10 but it doesn't suit me and nor it is stable. I dont wish to use KDE because i am using Slackware already.

So,

1. Is Ubuntu Gnome Remix Stable as Debian?
2. Does Debian comes with newer kernel, close to Ubuntu 12.10? As when i tried Debian Squeeze (6.0.6), it was not supporting my graphics as good as Ubuntu 12.10 does. Eg. On moving my terminal left to right rapidly, i can easily see breaking lines of teminal's window in Debain Squeeze which was not in Ubuntu 12.10.
3. Is there any stable way to transform Debian into Gnome-Remix shell?


My best solution will be if i would be able to Install Gnome remix shell in Debian stable with out risking any kind of stablity, and making my graphics work.

Dell XPS L501X
Intel HD Graphics + Nvidia GT420M (Optimus Laptop)

Thank you!
 
Old 01-26-2013, 02:30 PM   #2
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Hybride Linux offers everything in one installation here is the link ----------------> http://www.hybryde.org/site/index.php#myModal

Pear Linux comes with lots of eye candies enable by default ----------------------> http://pearlinux.fr/discover/
Bodhi Linux gives you lots of eye candies too with little resources usage ---------------------> http://bodhilinux.com/

If you wish to change desktop manager in Slackware just type xwmconfig in a terminal and select Xfce or some other windows manager, you dont have to stuck with KDE

Good luck to you!

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Old 01-26-2013, 02:39 PM   #3
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Thanks for replying soon,

But actually i don't hate KDE, its actually reserved in Slackware for me.

I wish to use Debian Family, for stablity and i've always used ubuntu so its familiar to me. It would be bless to me if i could be able to use Gnome Shell in Debian itself! Without risking stablity ofcourse.

is it possible?
 
Old 01-26-2013, 02:46 PM   #4
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All these links above are distros base on Debian so you still have your apt-get and your dpkg that everybody loves.

Using unstable Debian is like using stable Ubuntu and you can install Gnome Shell there.

I am not at KDE hater either I just dont like to have the same desktop manager in all my devices, Good luck to you yo!
 
Old 01-26-2013, 04:02 PM   #5
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Security is a slight issue as well-

http://www.debian.org/releases/sid/

http://wiki.debian.org/GnomeShell

GNOME 3.6 for Debian
http://forums.debian.net/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=85939

Hope this helps.
 
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Old 01-26-2013, 09:11 PM   #6
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Since eye candy is related more to the desktop environment/window manager you use than it is to the underlying distro, I'd suggest installing Debian, installing the DE of your choice and then dressing it up to your taste.
 
Old 01-26-2013, 10:37 PM   #7
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yes,

frankbell, "I'd suggest installing Debian", That was my primary objective. And i guess ztcoracat's links will do.

I'am on it. Will post results.

Thanks all of you.
 
Old 01-30-2013, 11:52 AM   #8
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Installed Debian Wheezy, comes with gnome-shell. Installed some themes and now its my beauty queen!
 
Old 01-30-2013, 09:55 PM   #9
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Congratulations on the Installation of Debian!

Keep your system updated and you'll be sure to enjoy your new OS!

I use "Iceweasel" as my Internet Browsers but you can change it if you want.

To update all of your packages run:

Code:
aptitude update (or) apt-get update
And to upgrade run:
Code:
aptitude upgrade (or) apt-get upgrade
Enjoy Debian!
 
  


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