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post #11 of 20
Please, not Chakra. Tried it, the installer is still considered BETA and cannot even do LVM. Reminds me of the Ubuntu installer.
post #12 of 20
I always thought the best KDE experience was not having KDE installed at all.
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post #13 of 20
You want a stable KDE? Install Debian. Debian is rock-hard, and incredibly stable (it just tends to fall behind the curve in term of the most up-to-date version of the software... but that's the price you pay for something that's entirely stable).

If you haven't used KDE for awhile, you're going to hate the new version. It requires an absurd amount of system resources for being... an interface.

EDIT: Ubuntu is a derivation of Debian, so you don't have to relearn a package manager or most other userspace tools, such as apt. smile.gif
Edited by tylerstach - 1/3/12 at 10:56am
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post #14 of 20
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I always thought the best KDE experience was not having KDE installed at all.

Wow...you're a funny one. rolleyes.gif

What's the gripe with KDE? I never understood how something as abysmal as Gnome became the de facto favorite but I'm not going out of my way to bash it.

On topic: Well OP I hope whichever one you choose meets your standards.
     
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Wow...you're a funny one. rolleyes.gif
What's the gripe with KDE? I never understood how something as abysmal as Gnome became the de facto favorite but I'm not going out of my way to bash it.
On topic: Well OP I hope whichever one you choose meets your standards.

Oh come on, it was all in good fun. Personally I use Openbox.
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post #16 of 20
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Oh come on, it was all in good fun. Personally I use Openbox.

Alright. My sarcasm meter hasn't been working too well lately.

Still have to say KDE was the reason I even gave Linux a chance. I seemed to have the opposite experience of everyone on here; every distro I tried with Gnome (before 3.0/Shell) just crashed a lot or was a pain. KDE is my pick of the big "bloated" DEs. But I have started to lean towards LXDE/E17. Probably because my netbook works better than my desktop with Linux and those are my favorite "light" DEs.
     
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post #17 of 20
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? I'm not sure what your beef is but it's been the least problematic for me (outside of when I want to do certain things).
My problem with Kubuntu is it's slow and generally feels more "clunky" than any other KDE4 install. If you want something like Windows (heavy footprint but simple to install), then Kubuntu is perfect. However if you want the "best" KDE4 distro, then I really don't think Kubuntu fits the bill.
post #18 of 20
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Alright. My sarcasm meter hasn't been working too well lately.
Still have to say KDE was the reason I even gave Linux a chance. I seemed to have the opposite experience of everyone on here; every distro I tried with Gnome (before 3.0/Shell) just crashed a lot or was a pain. KDE is my pick of the big "bloated" DEs. But I have started to lean towards LXDE/E17. Probably because my netbook works better than my desktop with Linux and those are my favorite "light" DEs.

You should give Crunchbang a try.
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post #19 of 20
I've always enjoyed PCLinuxOS' implementation of KDE, I haven't used it extensively but it just... works
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post #20 of 20
I suggest Mepis 11 (though it is a customized KDE ) or Fedora 16 Kde.

Or Checkout Zorin it is totally a Win 7 interface.
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