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Old 05-10-2010, 08:23 PM   #1
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Is there a KDE distro based on debian that is as good as OpenSUSE ?


All my friends say, OpenSuse is the best distro. I have tried it, but I just can't make it work for me. I have a lot of problems touchpad not working properly, wireless, it crashes. It looks good, but I need a distro which will work on my dell Vostro 1700. I have found Ubuntu (gnome) best for my laptop, but I would like to try (KDE) something more polished like OpenSuse. A distro which works like a charm.

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Old 05-10-2010, 08:26 PM   #2
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have you looked at kubuntu? It is ubuntu with a KDE desktop. If you already have ubuntu installed, you can just install kde
Old 05-10-2010, 08:30 PM   #3
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It's not debian but...

You might expand your horizon a bit to include a Linux that is Mandriva based, PCLinuxOS. The newest with KDE 4.4.3 is just out, waiting for you to download and burn it as a live-cd and try it out.

The obvious choice would be Kubuntu, but at least in the past, the Ubuntu implementation of KDE was not as well done as was Gnome.

There is also a KDE variant of Mint, itself based on Ubuntu, that you might consider.

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Old 05-10-2010, 08:51 PM   #4
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PureOS KDE version is based on Squeeze kde 4.3.4
Old 05-10-2010, 09:20 PM   #5
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1. sidux
2. Mint
3. PureOS
4. PCLinuxOS not debian based but well done
5. Arch
Old 05-10-2010, 09:21 PM   #6
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Debian itself
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besides the ones already mentioned:
Debian itself might in fact be the best choice (for kde4 you need to run testing and/or unstable).


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