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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 05-16-2012, 08:04 AM   #31
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PC-BSD, Chakra and Sabayon are my favorite KDE's, none listed in voting options
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Old 05-30-2012, 02:13 AM   #32
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Originally Posted by Arelatensis View Post
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.
I'm one of those guys that customizes everything anyways so I haven't noticed this. 90% of the time I launch all my apps in KDE from GLX-Dock/Cairo.

Originally Posted by Arelatensis View Post
Gnome is better equipped with packages, and more apt for some system administration tasks, such as partitioning.
KDE is Mageia's official default DT according to Distrowatch, but I know exactly what you mean. If they start to go GNOME-Centric I will be thoroughly disappointed.
Old 06-01-2012, 05:33 AM   #33
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KDE on Slackware

Done about 20 upgrades of Slackware, 32 together with 64bit, including slackware-current in the past. AFAIR I started to use KDE on Slackware 9 or 10. Since I never do full upgrades (upgradepkg --install-new */*), it usually ended up in unusable system. Nevertheless after a few missing library postinstallations finished with usable one. That's why I like KDE on Slackware. Allows you to make whatever mistakes and still repair them easily. Without the need for system reinstallation. Used also KDE on Mandriva from 2008 to 2009.1 sometime before.
Old 06-03-2012, 10:55 AM   #34
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I would have voted for Netrunner. I use it regularly with no problems whatsoever. I am not as experienced as others in the thread and there may be sound reasons Netrunner gets little to no attention, but I like it very much.
Old 06-14-2012, 10:39 PM   #35
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"Best" is always going to be subjective. I used Suse a few years back and it was great until suddenly a critical program failed to run, so I had to jump ship in a hurry. I liked the stability of the current Mepis, but after a hardware disaster I found myself with Mint 12 KDE, which is very good, with few problems. On my spare machine I loaded Netrunner out of curiousity, and it looks promising. OpenSuse still bears the stigma of Novell's accommodation with Microsoft, and I am vague on the realities of the separation. I voted for Mint, but I suspect that my next "work" OS will be Netrunner.
Old 06-15-2012, 10:32 AM   #36
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Really, just no.

KDE is good or bad. Perhaps distributions may be good or bad.
There are no KDE distributions, only distributions that include (or do not) KDE as one of the desktop options.
KDE and how it is configured by default does not make a distribution good or bad.
Distributions that support or include KDE do nto make it good or bad.

Just: No.
Old 06-15-2012, 08:11 PM   #37
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Originally Posted by wpeckham View Post
Really, just no.

KDE is good or bad. Perhaps distributions may be good or bad.
There are no KDE distributions, only distributions that include (or do not)

Just: No.
thats not true. although its not included, and I can't remember why (I could probably only include a limited amount of options.)
either way it is arguable that chakra is for sure a kde disto. and as for others well some distributions definitely focus more or only on kde. mepis for example puts a focus on kde, providing an updated kde than what is shipped with its debian cousin which its based on, but gnome for example isn't even provided in an ISO. if you desire gnome or xfce or whatever's in mepis you will have to download it from the repos, and then you'll more than likely just get the original debian version, no extra attention given.
Ubuntu is an odd one in the bunch. it offers its kubuntu experience which is its attempt to focus on kde. I have not used the latest one and the last kubuntu I gave a fare shot at was 10.10 and it was terrible. it would freeze and programs downloaded from the repos would not seem to work correctly but would if I had gnome installed.
there are distros that will give more attention to kde.
Old 06-17-2012, 10:51 PM   #38
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I ran ArchLinux with KDE as fast as I could run Lubuntu, Archlinux gives you soooooo much more torque than ubuntu gives you when installing any DE

oh, I chose Arch

I have *Pentium 4 (single core processor) and 2GB of RAM

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Old 06-25-2012, 07:56 AM   #39
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Didn't see Gentoo in the list... that get's my vote.
Old 06-25-2012, 09:11 AM   #40
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i vote for Chakra Linux
Old 06-25-2012, 07:31 PM   #41
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I voted for Mepis, a nice KDE distro on top of Debian Stable. But Kubuntu and Mint's KDE are noteworthy.
Old 07-03-2012, 07:34 AM   #42
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And of course, no one should respond to the poll who has not used KDE in all the choices.

Just kidding; I voted for Debian, because that's what I using for KDE now, although I've used Kubuntu with satisfaction in the past.

Old 07-04-2012, 03:08 AM   #43
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I have used six of the chices with kde, and others that i didn't list as well.
I am curently using Debian Wheezy. It is nice. I generally am not bothered with having up to date packages and plan on using Wheezy until it is no longer supported. It seems very stable already and i must admit that although i voted for Opensuse, I'm finding debian Wheezy very very nice. Little things that bothered me aren't here, like cheese (gnome app) failing when i select effects. I know that, that's a gnome application, but in Opensuse it worked perfectly in gnome, but no quite with kde. I won't entirly discount Opensue which i am still very fond of though, because in reference to kde, they do mantain a kde repo, (and several others) to keep the kde software suit up to date, and that is something very nice.
Old 07-04-2012, 04:54 PM   #44
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My own requirements from a distro' is Stability, Reasonable speed, and connectivity. I do not need a bleeding edge system any more than I need a Ferrari to do the weeks shopping in, neither would be used to their full ability. I have been using Ubuntu for the past 18 months purely because it fits my criteria, sadly the latest version does now slow my system down a bit. I need a faster computor or a lighter distro', methink its time to go to a mooching and see whats around nowadays, however I have tried KDE in the past and it was o.k. I have not tried the latest version yet. Bob.
Old 07-04-2012, 07:22 PM   #45
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I had reason today to dig out an old HP laptop and install a dual boot setup of Win XP and Linux. For some reason, modern distros always hang during boot of the install CD/DVD. I found that Legacy OS (a derivative of Puppy Linux) would do the job, and it turned out that it is a KDE distro!

In spite of its low hardware requirements, it is a very nice system with a full set of applications.

Another big recommendation for me was the fact that it enabled wireless automatically with no input from me. How many distros will install an old NIC with no tweaking?



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