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Ubuntu I tried it once and it was easy. Although I heard suse is good too.
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Ubuntu I tried it once and it was easy. Although I heard suse is good too.
lol when I saw your name on "latest post" for this thread, I thought for sure, "He's going to recommend Fedora..."

Because Fedora 8 is code-named werewolf
post #33 of 42
I think the good and bad thing with Linux distros is that what works for one user might not for another with different components/hardware. This is because a distro might support my e.g adsl modem but not X user's adsl modem which is a different brand and has no support by my particular distro (oversimplified explanation but i hope my point is clear).
So the trick is to experiment with the available distros that are around (it requires no money but it is time consuming) until you find the perfect distro for your system.
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If you are a KDE fan, get something KDE 4 based. KDE 3 was an unwieldy beast, but 4 is lighter, it's actually faster than Gnome most of the time.

XFCE is lighter still, of course.
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If you are a KDE fan, get something KDE 4 based. KDE 3 was an unwieldy beast, but 4 is lighter, it's actually faster than Gnome most of the time.

XFCE is lighter still, of course.
KDE 4 sucks, last time I checked. I was excited to get it, then I was terribly disappointed. I just couldn't do anything with it. I did see some new concepts, though, like Dolphin and the Plasmoids; they looked great, and hopefully they're able to perfect them.
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KDE 4 sucks, last time I checked. I was excited to get it, then I was terribly disappointed. I just couldn't do anything with it. I did see some new concepts, though, like Dolphin and the Plasmoids; they looked great, and hopefully they're able to perfect them.
Care to elaborate? I thought it was much improved.
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KDE 4 sucks, last time I checked. I was excited to get it, then I was terribly disappointed. I just couldn't do anything with it. I did see some new concepts, though, like Dolphin and the Plasmoids; they looked great, and hopefully they're able to perfect them.
KDE 4.0 is only meant for developers. Wait for 4.1.
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KDE 4 sucks, last time I checked. I was excited to get it, then I was terribly disappointed. I just couldn't do anything with it. I did see some new concepts, though, like Dolphin and the Plasmoids; they looked great, and hopefully they're able to perfect them.
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KDE 4.0 is only meant for developers. Wait for 4.1.
Precisely. The marketing team said KDE 4 was out, the KDE developers said otherwise. 4.0 is a rough beta.
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Care to elaborate? I thought it was much improved.
Couldn't customize anything. There was no right-click on the Panel. The Plasmoids didn't work (still a great concept; they just need to improve it).

It just wasn't usable. I couldn't do anything with it.
post #40 of 42
I agree with the guys above, KDE 4 is polished but very buggy at the moment. Also, a customized GNOME looks much better in my opinion; that is GNOME with compiz really rocks both in terms of functionality and looks. At least so has the case been for me.
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