Originally Posted by Jimi;14567630
If you can't maintain Arch, get it stable and then don't update; it'll still probably be newer software than most distros' repos.
I'm not worried about new so much as functional. Last update broke sound so hard I had to ditch pulse.
Originally Posted by EntTheGod;14567799
honestly, trying out opensuse sounds good for ya bluescreen cause it might be just what ya want, im not a fan of kde but i really liked it in opensuse, it just felt like it fit... other kde distro i used and had a generally good experience with was fedora kde but its kinda meh, felt really blank to me for some reason :/
as far as system backends go, id much prefer fedora over opensuse though
I'll give them both a shot. No reason not to =]
Originally Posted by nathris;14569000
Try Chakra. Its loosely based on Arch, but optimized for KDE. It isn't as bleeding edge as Arch, but you still get to use pacman, and trust me, you'll get sick of every other distro's pathetic excuse for a package manager, I know I did.
I do admit, I like how simple pacman is. I've not done much more than install the occasional AUR package, but I do like it.
Originally Posted by Jimi;14569924
If he's using Arch he probably doesn't value the level of security of which you're speaking. Using Arch up-to-date also risks running into huge 0day security flaws. It's not the world's safest distro; it doesn't try to be. But lets be honest, the OP is seasoned enough he could probably use a Windows computer for daily usage without any AV/etc... and still come through squeaky clean and Windows is the system everyone is targeting. Unless his computer is mistaken for a server that's serving something popular on the internet, I don't think he needs to worry too much.
Rather than mess with Linux, I HAVE been using Windows daily just because, as broken as it is under the surface, atleast sound and such works without tinkering.
Originally Posted by blue_k;14571058
You should try openSUSE, or Slackware 64. Both are great.
If what I've heard about slackware is true, I'll be avoiding it. I don't want to manually resolve dependencies.