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Old 07-03-2019, 12:31 AM   #1
Lincon
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Looking for a good Linux distro


Hello everyone,,
I am looking for a good Linux distro.
A distro with root login and kde plasma.[s
I have been running PClinuxOS which has the basic structure I am looking for,
but it proves to be quite problematic. So because of that I'm looking for another.

Any suggestions.

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Old 07-03-2019, 01:30 AM   #2
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Hi,

Debian is configured by default to allow a root shell, and it also has kde plasma packaged. Whether or not it's "good" is subjective. I like it.

If you tell us what you find to be problematic about PClinuxOS we may get a better idea about what you think constitutes a "good" distro.

Cheers,

Evo2.
 
Old 07-06-2019, 09:33 PM   #3
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don't marry it
 
Old 07-06-2019, 09:39 PM   #4
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Debian and Slackware spring to mind. They are my own two favorites.

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Huh?
 
Old 07-06-2019, 09:57 PM   #5
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Lincon, if you embedded links on your post, stop it.
 
Old 07-06-2019, 10:02 PM   #6
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Debian and Slackware spring to mind. They are my own two favorites.



Huh?
it means don't give it more time than it's worth in fun or that your getting as a paycheck
 
Old 07-06-2019, 10:07 PM   #7
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I reckon.

In my approach, learning is fun. And it takes the time it takes. When I stop learning, I shall stop.

But that's just me.
 
Old 07-07-2019, 10:25 AM   #8
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As evo2 said, it's difficult to say what you'd like unless we know what you don't like. And it may actually be easier to solve your problem with PCLinuxOS than to start again with something new. I've seen quite a few people who've moved endlessly — distro A was fine but it didn't seem to do X, distro B did X out of the box but not Y, and so on!

Frank likes Debian and Slackware; I would avoid both of them. If some-one ask me to recommend a KDE distro, I'd say PCLinixOS, Open SUSE, or Kubuntu. But that's me.
 
Old 07-07-2019, 09:28 PM   #9
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And it may actually be easier to solve your problem with PCLinuxOS than to start again with something new.
You have the same idea as my brother.
 
Old 07-07-2019, 09:39 PM   #10
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with just one usb stick and a connection to the internet, and a terminal, you can try as many as you like until you find the one you're looking for.

as far as root user access, Slackware, someone said Debian, and I think Mint but you got a fiddle with it to get root access beyond sudo. if it wasn't mint that i am thinkng of then it was something else, maybe it was a Ubunututu knock off
 
Old 07-08-2019, 12:11 AM   #11
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A distro with root login
What does this mean? A distro that doesn't hide the real superuser behind sudo or other voodoo like Ubuntu does?
 
Old 07-10-2019, 06:10 AM   #12
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I have found Slackware to be unbeatable for quality of service and reliability and allowing me to own and control my machine. There is some software that I need to use that requires systemd linux and so I have an ubuntu version on hand. I probably should be using Debian instead of Ubuntu.

sudo su
will give you root access in ubuntu easy enough
indeed that sudo this, sudo that, stuff is for the birds.

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Old 07-10-2019, 06:24 AM   #13
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Roll your own if it's debian/ubuntu/slackware based
https://www.linux-live.org/

https://www.ibiblio.org/refracta/

http://www.linuxrespin.org/
 
Old 07-10-2019, 07:06 AM   #14
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Quote:
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Hello everyone,,
I am looking for a good Linux distro.
A distro with root login and kde plasma.[s
I have been running PClinuxOS which has the basic structure I am looking for,
but it proves to be quite problematic. So because of that I'm looking for another.

Any suggestions.
#1 I think you miht be far ahead to solve your problems with PCLINUX rather then breaking on an entire new distro.
#2 Breaking in entire new distro's can be FUN. SO I cannot advise for or against that option.
#3 have you not heard of https://www.distrowatch.com/? There is no better place to start researching available distributions.
 
Old 07-10-2019, 07:26 AM   #15
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ArcoLinux as a build your own too, that even I am looking into
https://arcolinuxb.com/byoi-on-arcol...-applications/

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