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Old 08-03-2017, 09:19 AM   #1
Luis742
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Question Best KDE Plasma 5 distro?


Hey, I have a Windows computer and I decided to dual boot Linux, I was thinking of KDE Plasma because I like the DE and the apps, but which distro is better? Kubuntu, KDE Neon, OpenSuse, Arch with KDE?
 
Old 08-03-2017, 01:52 PM   #2
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Hi:

I can't really say which distribution is better because it's really a matter of preference.

The beauty of all those distro's is that you can install a VM, try them all and than decide on which one you like the most and install it.

https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads

Gecko Linux (based on Open Suse) with the KDE desktop is nice from what a friend tells me and it runs well.

-::-Arch can be a little challenging to run if you are new to Linux.-::-
 
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Old 08-03-2017, 02:13 PM   #3
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Why not add Mint KDE to your tryout list too.
 
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Old 08-03-2017, 09:07 PM   #4
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Ztcoracat is quite correct. It is a matter of taste, but I can attest that Mageia 6 with the default Plasma desktop works very nicely and is certainly worth a look. I have been using Mageia off-and-on since v. 3 and have realized that I have become quite attached to it.

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Old 08-03-2017, 09:33 PM   #5
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I like Arch and Debian. Arch if I want the latest, Debian if I just want stable and reliable.
 
Old 08-03-2017, 09:59 PM   #6
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Neon !
 
Old 08-04-2017, 12:07 AM   #7
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+1 Neon
altho it uses systemd in case un1x still believes his sig
 
Old 08-04-2017, 03:21 AM   #8
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openSUSE. They've always seemed to specialise in kde.
 
Old 08-04-2017, 02:24 PM   #9
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prolly !
 
Old 08-04-2017, 02:38 PM   #10
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openSUSE. They've always seemed to specialise in kde.
Open Suse XFCE runs really nice too.-
 
Old 08-26-2017, 11:23 AM   #11
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Arch with KDE
Exactly !

 
Old 08-26-2017, 12:06 PM   #12
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As you see, everyone like his distro the best. Try to avoid Kubuntu if you can. KDE5 is recently released, and Kubuntu includes the open bugs for you.

If you install Debian you don't have the latest and the greatest but it will run stable. As someone else said, Suse has always been with KDE so the maintainers might have produced a stable distro.

Performances of distros in terms of maintainability and usability depend heavily on the package manager used. Obviously mine is best as well, but AFAIK RHL, Debian, Suse and Arch all use different.

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Old 08-26-2017, 01:33 PM   #13
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As you see, everyone like his distro the best. Try to avoid Kubuntu if you can. KDE5 is recently released, and Kubuntu includes the open bugs for you.

If you install Debian you don't have the latest and the greatest but it will run stable. As someone else said, Suse has always been with KDE so the maintainers might have produced a stable distro.

Performances of distros in terms of maintainability and usability depend heavily on the package manager used. Obviously mine is best as well, but AFAIK RHL, Debian, Suse and Arch all use different.

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3 years really isn't recently (It came out in 2014). It just seems recently because it took till 5.8 to get a release that was at least beta worthy.
 
Old 08-26-2017, 02:14 PM   #14
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3 years really isn't recently (It came out in 2014). It just seems recently because it took till 5.8 to get a release that was at least beta worthy.
I am a Debian user. 3 years is recent in Debian timescale. Releases are often included in Debian stable just before they become obsolete.

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Old 08-27-2017, 02:58 PM   #15
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Most distros have live CD today. Download what you believe you will like and try out the live version first. This way you see first hand what you might like or not like about a distro before installing it.

If I had to toss in my hat to the ring I would say try Sabayon which wasn't on your list.
 
  


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