Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 27th Jul 2009 20:10 UTC
KDE For a very long time now, I've been on the hunt for a distribution that really put a lot of effort into their KDE4 implementation. This has been a frustrating search, full of broken installations, incredibly slow performance, and so many visual artifacts they made my eyes explode. Since KDE 4.3 is nearing release, I had to pick up this quest in order to take a look at where 4.3 stands - and I found a home in the KDE version of Fedora 11. Read on for a look as to where KDE 4.3 currently stands.
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RE[2]: openSUSE...
by mgl.branco on Tue 28th Jul 2009 11:33 UTC in reply to "RE: openSUSE..."
mgl.branco
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For one thing, it was slow, way-way slower then Kubuntu (...) One-click-install never worked as advertised, except for the simplest packages out there. If you wanted to use it for anything complex, it would error out on some dependencies. But the worst problem was that if I wanted to have up-to-date packages for KDE, I had to change to KDE:Factory repo. It would have been fine if it was a one-time change, but later I learned that I have to keep an eye on Factory (read planetsuse, etc) because the content might change unexpectedly.


Graphical installations in suse are sometime a bit slow. I admit that. From the console, are always quite fast to me. Comparing to ubuntu, having to add repos and keys and so on is a much broken method than suse click and go or yast way. Just an opinion.

About repos, yes, if you want the last KDE thing, yes, you must be aware of changes. But random users should not worry about that and install actualizations that goes into updates. They should be fine. Anyway, adding a repo is not such a big thing.

From my experience, Mandriva is solid distro for KDE fans.

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