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alrighty after giving fedora a fair shake for the last week, i'm really liking it, but my curiosity is getting the best of me, and i'm jumping ship to give opensuse a shakedown after opensuse, i'm thinking debian 6.0 or mint...not sure yet
openSUSE was pretty easy with the search and 1click install setup they have.

I just grabbed Debian and have been debating whether to go through with it. For some reason it scares me more than Slackware.
     
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openSUSE was pretty easy with the search and 1click install setup they have.

I just grabbed Debian and have been debating whether to go through with it. For some reason it scares me more than Slackware.
for whatever reason, opensuse wont let me install it, so i've decided to go to debian for now, and figure it out later

edit:

happens everytime LOL, i get psyched about using debian and it always lets me down its the dated nature that is the debian beast, i'm switching to wheezy now, see if that alleviates some of my issues with the outdated packages
Edited by Transhour - 5/15/11 at 3:08pm
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oh wow...got opensuse to install, had a bad iso forgot to run md5 on it after download (this is why i typically download thru torrent, it checks for me, but i did a direct download )

i've got to say boys, i think i'm in love fedora you are nice, but i'm really liking opensuse...its been ages since i last tried any suse's, i wish i had sooner
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you need to use virtual machines for such experiments...

IMO all these distros are more the same then they are different.... be a man and use gentoo.
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why use a virtual machine for such things when you have a spare harddrive to test it fully, so if any problems creep up you know its not due to the virtual machine

anywho, i've tried gentoo in the past, i honestly didn't like it, too much work, for little gain, and way to easy to mess up
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why use a virtual machine for such things when you have a spare harddrive to test it fully, so if any problems creep up you know its not due to the virtual machine

anywho, i've tried gentoo in the past, i honestly didn't like it, too much work, for little gain, and way to easy to mess up
+1 I have a dedicated disk for testing distros etc. Less hassle than a vm. Small hdds are cheap and an average distro takes what all of 15 minutes to install. When a new fedora or ubuntu or opensuse etc. comes out I give it a try. Who knows maybe one day I will find one good enough to replace my beloved Arch.

I completely share your sentiment with gentoo I didn't notice any real gain over arch and arch is much easier even if it does mean less Linux e-peen.
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LOL. I'm in Debian right now and after an ungodly 30-1hour install I screwed it up somehow by telling it to stop looking for the damn install CD. I edited the sources list and commented the CD out and it didn't improve my situation at all. I don't know what's worse; being able to install things but not update or not being able to run aptitude or apt-get at all.

I might check out openSUSE for my desktop too again since I can't seem to find anything that tells me how to get Debain to stop looking for the CD.

Or maybe Fedora? IDK. I almost just want to turn into an XP like hermit with Kubuntu 10.10 and say "I don't need to update anything".
     
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ugh suse cool distro.. i guess...

but they have their own package manager that isnt exactly that great (imo) even though its an rpm distro :/ and they have a bunch of garbage in the install... and a lot of stuff like that...
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ugh suse cool distro.. i guess...

but they have their own package manager that isnt exactly that great (imo) even though its an rpm distro :/ and they have a bunch of garbage in the install... and a lot of stuff like that...
What I'm trying to figure out is why Debian KDE was bigger than the CD sizes of my other KDE downloads and yet it still had to download over 1,000 packages just to start up. Plus the whole stop using the CD as a repo issue kind of bothers me. Still trying to figure out what I did wrong there.

I didn't realize how much I had been coddled by Kubuntu until I tried moving away from it. So far I've heard it hasn't been as bad as Ubuntu is now. Might try it out after cheating on it for a while.
     
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Debian net install is the BEST option. You get everything set up similar to the arch base install but without the need to do any modification.

apt-get install KDE

After you reboot you have a fully working KDE system! You can also just do kde-base or whatever it is and you'll get the bare minimum of packages for KDE. It's the smallest meta-package they have, which saves a bunch of space and then allows for some good customization. =)
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