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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. =)
Eh, I'm too lazy. I went through all that work and was like. "I have an outdated kernel, outdated DE, and overall outdated distro. Why did I do this again?" Grabbed Kubuntu 11.04 to see if it was as bad as Ubuntu 11.04 (well all versions really) and have been extremely happy that it's not.

So I'm back to Fedora and Kubuntu with a free time killer known as Slackware on the side. I think outside of a possibly using Porteous I'm set on distros now.
     
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Eh, I'm too lazy. I went through all that work and was like. "I have an outdated kernel, outdated DE, and overall outdated distro. Why did I do this again?" Grabbed Kubuntu 11.04 to see if it was as bad as Ubuntu 11.04 (well all versions really) and have been extremely happy that it's not.

So I'm back to Fedora and Kubuntu with a free time killer known as Slackware on the side. I think outside of a possibly using Porteous I'm set on distros now.
debian requires a special breed of linux users...often akin to the people who think rocking windows 95 is still "cool"

its not really outdated by "design" i would say, it is outdated by philosophy...there are a lot of things you would want stability over modernization or improvement...

i think if my life support was hooked up to a computer to regulate my heart rate or when the pain meds to be distributed, the last thing i'd imagine i would want is to have the thing seg fault or bsod...

so debian still has a lot of use left, so i'm not general surprised when i see new users, business or government adopt it before the other distro's, or when new distro's base themselves off of it...its hard to beat the age and expeirence debian maintainers bring to the table, it is after all one of the longest lived distro next to redhat and slackware, so they got to be doing something worthy
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debian requires a special breed of linux users...often akin to the people who think rocking windows 95 is still "cool"

its not really outdated by "design" i would say, it is outdated by philosophy...there are a lot of things you would want stability over modernization or improvement...

i think if my life support was hooked up to a computer to regulate my heart rate or when the pain meds to be distributed, the last thing i'd imagine i would want is to have the thing seg fault or bsod...

so debian still has a lot of use left, so i'm not general surprised when i see new users, business or government adopt it before the other distro's, or when new distro's base themselves off of it...its hard to beat the age and expeirence debian maintainers bring to the table, it is after all one of the longest lived distro next to redhat and slackware, so they got to be doing something worthy
I know it just wasn't for me. That and nothing seemed to fix the "insert CD source" (I installed it from a flash drive so that always made me snicker). To me, if I'm going to be that "outdated" I rather have Slackware. IDK, but I just feel like it has an excuse for that since it doesn't use repos. Plus I love tarballing to make myself feel really nerdy.

But at this point I've experimented with pretty much all of the big ones except Gentoo and figured that I wasn't doing anything special/different with the "advanced" distros to warrant me using them. Plus, I am Murphy's Law Incarnate so I always feared that getting that deep in might lead to me really screwing something up and having to do it over. And well, I rather not have to spend 8 hours every time I screwed something up. Still, Slackware does hold a special place in my heart since it was really the first distro I used.
     
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I know it just wasn't for me. That and nothing seemed to fix the "insert CD source" (I installed it from a flash drive so that always made me snicker). To me, if I'm going to be that "outdated" I rather have Slackware. IDK, but I just feel like it has an excuse for that since it doesn't use repos. Plus I love tarballing to make myself feel really nerdy.

But at this point I've experimented with pretty much all of the big ones except Gentoo and figured that I wasn't doing anything special/different with the "advanced" distros to warrant me using them. Plus, I am Murphy's Law Incarnate so I always feared that getting that deep in might lead to me really screwing something up and having to do it over. And well, I rather not have to spend 8 hours every time I screwed something up. Still, Slackware does hold a special place in my heart since it was really the first distro I used.
just uncheck the cd as a source in synaptic, easy peasy japanesey.

slackware imho appeals to different users than debian users...debian seems to make a stupidly simple gui interface for everything and have it work like if editing config files, they also like patching the hell out of anything and everything, just cause they are debian...asking for vanilla in debian is like asking for black coffee two sugars at my local coffee shop, the server just stares blankly for a moment and says "why?"

both OS's are extremely stable, but where slack embraces kiss (maybe too much at times), debian is the polar opposite, both seem to "just" work.

i try to keep in mind, no linux distro is better than each other, as they all use the same tools and programs, its really the philosophy of the community and the package manager imho
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just uncheck the cd as a source in synaptic, easy peasy japanesey.

slackware imho appeals to different users than debian users...debian seems to make a stupidly simple gui interface for everything and have it work like if editing config files, they also like patching the hell out of anything and everything, just cause they are debian...asking for vanilla in debian is like asking for black coffee two sugars at my local coffee shop, the server just stares blankly for a moment and says "why?"

both OS's are extremely stable, but where slack embraces kiss (maybe too much at times), debian is the polar opposite, both seem to "just" work.

i try to keep in mind, no linux distro is better than each other, as they all use the same tools and programs, its really the philosophy of the community and the package manager imho
Wait...I have to use a GUI instead of terminal to do that? Not even in Kubuntu have I ever been forced to use a GUI. I just commented things out that I don't need and all is fine.

That part in bold seems to be lost on a lot of people. Plus, when someone starts that school yard fight it's hard to hold back the urge to jump in to it.
     
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Wait...I have to use a GUI instead of terminal to do that? Not even in Kubuntu have I ever been forced to use a GUI. I just commented things out that I don't need and all is fine.

That part in bold seems to be lost on a lot of people. Plus, when someone starts that school yard fight it's hard to hold back the urge to jump in to it.
no you don't have to use synaptic to do it, command line, i would just delete it from /etc/apt/sources.list, i'm just saying the easiest way to do it is via synaptic as it has a check box for such things built into it

i might not agree with every opinion i've seen about the linux distro's here, but it is hard when some one attacks your distro of choice with a bunch of grandiose problems that they offer no evidence to support or you find out later on it was something they had done to cause the problems...

it really all boils down to the end of the day, what kind of epeen you want to be associated with, you want props and admiration from the noobs, tell a group of them you use slackware as your main distro , but if you want to fit in with all the cool kids and ride in the back of the bus, tell them you dual boot windows 7 and ubuntu and if you want to hang out with the make up wearing anime fans, tell them you use arch (sorry arch users, no offense meant )
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it really all boils down to the end of the day, what kind of epeen you want to be associated with, you want props and admiration from the noobs, tell a group of them you use slackware as your main distro , but if you want to fit in with all the cool kids and ride in the back of the bus, tell them you dual boot windows 7 and ubuntu and if you want to hang out with the make up wearing anime fans, tell them you use arch (sorry arch users, no offense meant )


Now do Fedora!!
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Yeah synaptic is really a very good tool. It's got things that both apt-get and aptitude don't have. If you have a choice and can use GUI/Synaptic I would say use that over anything. It beats the crap out of the software center. I've also never seen a distro with anything as powerful as synaptic, it's a very good tool. Though it has options and abilities that have configuration files outside of apt, so there are times where it can make you want to punch it because all major documentation is over apt.
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Plus, I am Murphy's Law Incarnate so I always feared that getting that deep in might lead to me really screwing something up and having to do it over. And well, I rather not have to spend 8 hours every time I screwed something up.
Yeah, that is correct. The first few years I used gentoo that was a somewhat common occurance. "whoa i totally screwed this up somehow.. ***... try this/that/everyting else, cannot fix... oh now it's 4 AM ... tommorow blank out, reinstall."

But after you get through this enough (its kind of like the normal growing pains I guess), you get better at A) not screwing it up in the first place and B) learning how to actually fix whatever you did the easy way. I've had the same gentoo install rock solid for almost 3 years now now that I actually know what i'm doing. everything is great.

If you're ever feeling the itch, I think you should setup a VM and walk through the gentoo install guide. Pay particular attention to "using portage" as that's how you'll either be reinstalling 6 times or enjoying your new install.

The concept of use flags and package specific use flags is something gentoo has that almost nobody else does. And a few years ago everyone would moan about the compile times, that's a non issue. The stuff in my sig rips everything to shreds in a few seconds...
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What are Fedora and Arch like when using WINE with PulseAudio? I use Ubuntu 10.04 LTS and I spend a lot of time playing World of Warcraft. With PulseAudio as the main sound server, the WINE connector to PulseAudio seems to be unstable, resulting in crackling and then total loss of audio. Native applications seem to be OK though.

I've recently made JACK the main sound server, and the WINE connector for JACK seems to be very stable. However, TeamSpeak 3 does not support JACK, and therefore has to use the PulseAudio->JACK connector. Unfortunately, the PulseAudio->JACK connector is unstable (*sigh*), and crashes regularly.

Instability and PulseAudio seem to be synonymous, but is this confined to Ubuntu? Is there any distro where PulseAudio actually behaves properly with WINE?
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