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Im using Kubuntu 12.04 on my laptop currently and im loving the kde part of it. Initially i tried ubuntu but haven't satisfied with its interface. To me the desktop interface must have few basic things like title bar buttons at the top right, notification area towards bottom right, and a launcher menu towards bottom left (as in kde and windows7).
Now i want to leave the *buntu os line and wanna try a different kde distro.
Actually there is one more problem with my laptop. It has AMD mobility radeon HD 4570 gpu. The most annoying problem with my laptop is it overheats when using the open source radeon drivers. The overheating problem gets solved when i install the propreitary amd drivers and set the power saving features in catalyst control center. But now, Amd stopped supporting 4xxx series cards, and the newer xserver isn't supporting the last catalyst driver. Which means the users of these cards are stuck with *buntu12.04 version. Thats what i know (pls correct me if im wrong).
So, i want to try different kde distro which has support for fglrx on amd 4xxx cards. I will bear even if the distro is bit outdated but i wish to upgrade the kde part.
Sometimes it seems that you don't even read the initial posts. The OP clearly is stating that he/she uses Kubuntu already but wants to try a different distro. So what is the point in recommending KDE on Ubuntu?
Like i said i want to try different kde distro . The only linux distros i have tried so far are ubuntu, kubuntu and debian -- of which i like kubuntu the most. So, to just try rpm based distro i now installed openSUSE-12.2.
Well openSUSE-12.2 has many settings compared to the distros i used so far. And there is fglrx-legacy support, but i haven't installed it yet. But it has complete different tools for everything. So there is learning curve. I'm gonna keep openSUSE and kubuntu in dual boot for now.