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View Poll Results: Which kde distro
Mint 6 5.36%
Mepis 4 3.57%
Fedora 6 5.36%
OpenSUSE 18 16.07%
Debian 6 5.36%
Arch 11 9.82%
Kubuntu 11 9.82%
Mageia 6 5.36%
PCLinuxOS 4 3.57%
Mandriva 4 3.57%
Slackware 36 32.14%
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Old 03-28-2012, 03:07 PM   #16
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Enlightenment is most definitely NOT a Window Maker.

Enlightenment is a window manager
Window Maker is a window manager too
My bad; wasn't thinking when i typed that. I meant Window manager.

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That may be true, but the bit that I was objecting to was:
it seems to me to be neither obvious nor true that being based on Debian stable prohibits a distro from also having 'bleeding edge' KDE. That Mepis doesn't do it means that if this is what you are looking for, Mepis isn't 'the one' for you, and may even be good marketing on the part of Mepis, because there may not be many people joining you in this particular quest. I just don't see that A (being based on Debian stable) implies B (no bleeding edge KDE) as some kind of a priori assumption.

Can we let this go now?
Sure thing buddy, you made your point. Thanks for contributing to the conversation. (-:
 
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Old 04-03-2012, 07:31 AM   #17
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Well only have experience with KDE using Mint. So that's the one I've voted for.

For me it just works and it's speedy as well.
 
Old 04-03-2012, 05:34 PM   #18
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I voted Mageia. I've migrated through Mepis, PCLinuxOS and Mandriva to Mageia, and I find it capable, stable and good looking.
 
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Old 04-07-2012, 05:56 AM   #19
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Wrong Question

The question should be, Which Distro Keeps KDE Under Control The Best?
I've recently tried the current releases of OpenSuse, Fedora and Debian Testing. In each one KDE exhibited different annoying unresolvable quirks and issues. The whole thing felt fragile and I've now given up on it.
 
Old 05-01-2012, 04:55 AM   #20
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I think that must be included only that distributions which have KDE as its main supported or primary developed DE, as Kubuntu or Mandriva
 
Old 05-01-2012, 05:47 AM   #21
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Slackware is just a pointless evolutionary cul de sac of self congratulation and ego stroking. Simples!
I don't use Slackware, so I can't judge. But gosh that's picturesque speech! I'm tempted to submit it to Reader's Digest.
 
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Old 05-01-2012, 07:10 AM   #22
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Mixing different DEs won't be good from my perspective. ... confuse yourself ...
Huh? I choose the best of each. There's no confusion.
 
Old 05-01-2012, 06:00 PM   #23
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@ KenJackson where did you pull that last quote from? i can't see where commoditytipsfree has participated in this thread.
On a side not, i'm using pure kde now but go through stages of mixing desktop environments too. My latest one which no longer exist was a gnome2 session with nautilus completely removed from the system (i hate nautilus), and then i had plasma-desktop and kwin set for autostart. I'd post a link here to the opensuse forum where i've post a pic, but my internet has gone over it's limit and therefor has been slowed, and that forum for some reason has a lot of lag, and i won't be venturing into it until my data gets refreshed.
 
Old 05-01-2012, 08:44 PM   #24
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@ KenJackson where did you pull that last quote from? i can't see where commoditytipsfree has participated in this thread.
Hey! I don't see it now either. It was right between my two posts above.

But I can guess what happened. I didn't pay attention to the name, but with a name like that, it was probably an attempt to post a spam link that the moderator deleted. You know what they do--they sign up as a user, and maybe post a couple comments and then add a signature with a link to their spam site. Often the comments are text grabbed at random from any online book, which escapes automated detection. In this case, it looked legit.
 
Old 05-02-2012, 10:26 AM   #25
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@ KenJackson where did you pull that last quote from? i can't see where commoditytipsfree has participated in this thread.
A spam post, deleted by the Mods?
 
Old 05-04-2012, 03:34 AM   #26
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Another vote for Magiea. Started using Mageia 2 Beta 3 and I won't say there aren't issues..(codecs & drivers mostly), but as far as a distro that brings out the best of KDE & qt, I really don't think it can be beat. Runs e17 ok when KDE is too heavy too. 've only run those two and razorqt and I look forward to Mageia 2's official release. I loath Mint & Kubuntu, the only Ubuntu (not Debian) based OS I ever turn to is Bodhi. PCLOS, SuSE & Slackware are both solid with kde as well IMHO. Professionally I lean towards fluxbox or no WM, but as a desktop I've always been a KDE guy. I don't know why, but I have always hated GNOME, even before the advent of version 3.
 
Old 05-05-2012, 03:59 AM   #27
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Yes, Mageia is a nice distro. I use it for some months, hoping between KDE and GNOME. KDE works stable. But it seems, that this distro is more Gnome oriented. Look at repository! There are not some KDE applications (KDE partition manager for instance). By default, you can not call some Gmome applications in KDE? in KDE menu there aren't links for them, you must make them manually editing menu, or through the console call out these programs. They work not alway good. So gparted sometimes fails. Gnome is better equipped with packages, and more apt for some system administration tasks, such as partitioning.
 
Old 05-05-2012, 06:14 AM   #28
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By default, you can not call some Gmome applications in KDE? in KDE menu there aren't links for them, you must make them manually editing menu.
I don't know if you referring specifically to mageias kde or kde in general. I haven't tried mageia yet (i'm holding out till version 2) but using kde in Opensuse, i don't have this issue, and i've never had it in any other distro either.

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Gnome is better equipped with packages, and more apt for some system administration tasks, such as partitioning.
That's rather a strong statement to make, and very debatable. I tend to disagree. I get what your saying, but i don't tend to use gui tools for admin tasks, (except Yast on rare occasions) and i think kdes programs are generally of better quality.
 
Old 05-06-2012, 09:01 AM   #29
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I don't know if you referring specifically to mageias kde or kde in general. I haven't tried mageia yet (i'm holding out till version 2) but using kde in Opensuse, i don't have this issue, and i've never had it in any other distro either.



That's rather a strong statement to make, and very debatable. I tend to disagree. I get what your saying, but i don't tend to use gui tools for admin tasks, (except Yast on rare occasions) and i think kdes programs are generally of better quality.
My Notice, which one can consider too critical, refers exclusively to KDE in Mageia. In Open Suse the matter is entirly different. There KDE is most balanced DE, and I it as my favorite DE, especially after introducing GNOME3. More over Open Suse project pays most attention for KDE.
 
Old 05-16-2012, 06:53 AM   #30
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PCLinuxOS: best for me!

Hi,
I have been a PCLinuxOS user for quite a long time. I have found the support good, & when I needed special program to load my Samsung phone Texstar got it working for me. (I now run an ex-US ATT Motorola Atrix running Nottachtrix: love it too!).
Before PCL, I used Mepis: I cannot remember exactly why I changed, but I was surprised that with PCLinuxOS everything just worked. I almost moved distro a couple of years ago when PCL seemed to stagnate, but everything came back together just in time to make me stay (The old saying: If it aint broke, dont fix it!) I bumble my way around Linux, so like the stability of a system that always works. The only time I have done a reload is when my Computer breaks (usually due to a lightning strike! The joys of living in the country). My current system is a Dual core Atom: slow but low power, & easily fast enough for what I want, added to which it was relatively cheap!

regards Doug (Australia)
 
  


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