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Old 02-01-2012, 04:03 PM   #1
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Question which Distro provides or uses kernel 3.2.2 and kde 4.8?


I've been trying out several distros recently and got frustrated that none are using the latest kernel, 3.2.2 and latest KDE, 4.8. Any suggestions???
 
Old 02-01-2012, 04:06 PM   #2
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Fedora 16 is using the 3.2.2 kernel, not sure about the KDE version
 
Old 02-01-2012, 04:51 PM   #3
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Arch has both of them.
 
Old 02-01-2012, 05:04 PM   #4
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Short answer: Arch
 
Old 02-01-2012, 05:05 PM   #5
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Arch is the easiest way out of the box. Gentoo has both if you unmask them.

As for the rest, you will probably have to use a 3rd party repo, or testing branch of some kind.
 
Old 02-01-2012, 05:08 PM   #6
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how about distros using .deb packages?
 
Old 02-01-2012, 06:23 PM   #7
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I don't think that any of the big .deb based distros have these things in official repos yet. You can always compile them from source and install them on your current system. If you want binary package managing and to switch distros than arch will work very well, gentoo has issues.
 
Old 02-01-2012, 06:43 PM   #8
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if you want bleeding edge software, arch is probably the best way to go. you could use Eric's packages and compile your own kernel to get what you want fairly easily in slackware
 
Old 02-01-2012, 08:25 PM   #9
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Debian derivatives aren't the best choice for bleeding edge. However, they have very few problems. I'd say it's a good tradeoff.
You could always upgrade the kernel and install KDE yourself.
 
Old 02-02-2012, 12:48 PM   #10
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You can check the versions of major components here:
http://distrowatch.com/search.php
 
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Debian has kernel 3.2.2 still waiting for KDE 4.8 to hit Sid.
 
  


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