Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 2nd Nov 2007 16:12 UTC, submitted by Rahul
Fedora Core Fedora 8 Release Candidate 3 has been released. "Fedora 8 Release Candidate 3 has been released on the torrent site. Both DVD and Live images have been provided. Unless something goes terribly wrong, these will be the same bits (modulo gpg signed SHA1SUM files) that will go to the mirrors for the final Fedora 8 release." Update: There is an interview up about CodecBuddy's inclusion in Fedora 8 with the two developers behind this feature.
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KDE version
by terog on Fri 2nd Nov 2007 17:06 UTC
terog
Member since:
2007-03-09

Finally Fedora will have a KDE version. I will have to try it.

Kubuntu Gutsy Gibbon was a massive dissapointment to me because they do stupid things like making Dolphin as the default file manager, among other things.

Why is it so hard to find a good KDE based distro? There are many things I don't like in all of them.

I know everything can be customized in KDE, but I'd like to find a distro I could recommmend to other people too. You know, the kind of distro that would give a very good first impression.

Mepis 7.0 is also looking *very* interesting, but the final version is not released yet.

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RE: KDE version
by whittmadden on Fri 2nd Nov 2007 17:19 in reply to "KDE version"
whittmadden Member since:
2007-10-08

The only issue I see with using Mepis, is the fact that is is the work of only one developer. I'll admit he's doing great work, but I could easily see the distro falling out, such as was the case with Libranet. Personally, I would rather use a distro that has some backing, and support. The fact that the Mepis creator has been very quiet the past month, had several people worried, he might have health issues, when in fact, it just turned out, he got a job, and was devoting much time to something he can make money from.

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RE[2]: KDE version
by terog on Sat 3rd Nov 2007 03:50 in reply to "RE: KDE version"
terog Member since:
2007-03-09

"The only issue I see with using Mepis, is the fact that is is the work of only one developer. I'll admit he's doing great work, but I could easily see the distro falling out, such as was the case with Libranet. Personally, I would rather use a distro that has some backing, and support."

Yes, I see your point. We can only hope it turns alright. I really like the concept of Mepis 7.0. If it's a success, the project may get more developers.

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RE: KDE version
by Moocha on Fri 2nd Nov 2007 17:44 in reply to "KDE version"
Moocha Member since:
2005-07-06

Finally Fedora will have a KDE version. I will have to try it.
Huh? I've been exclusively using KDE as my desktop environment for ages under Fedora.

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RE[2]: KDE version
by terog on Fri 2nd Nov 2007 22:50 in reply to "RE: KDE version"
terog Member since:
2007-03-09

"Huh? I've been exclusively using KDE as my desktop environment for ages under Fedora."

Yes but I'd like to find a *good* distro that has KDE as the *default* Desktop Environment. I'm a KDE "fan", so I don't want a distro that treats KDE as a second class citizen.

*And*, to recommend it to other people (mostly newbies), I want it to have good default settings, so they can feel comfortable with it right from the beginning.

So far, I've not been able to find a KDE based distro which meets both of these requirements.

EDIT: added quote

Edited 2007-11-02 22:58

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RE: KDE version
by evert on Fri 2nd Nov 2007 18:39 in reply to "KDE version"
evert Member since:
2005-07-06

How about Slackware and its derivatives?

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RE: KDE version
by kanwar.plaha on Fri 2nd Nov 2007 22:53 in reply to "KDE version"
kanwar.plaha Member since:
2006-02-20

Give PCLinuxOS a try. Its probably one of the best KDE distros out there. Been using it for the past couple of years and have always gone back to it after trying out several others.

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RE[2]: KDE version
by terog on Fri 2nd Nov 2007 23:14 in reply to "RE: KDE version"
terog Member since:
2007-03-09

"Give PCLinuxOS a try. Its probably one of the best KDE distros out there. Been using it for the past couple of years and have always gone back to it after trying out several others."

Actually, I already tried PCLinuxOS. Not sure why I didn't like it either. It was quite good for my personal use but I couldn't recommend it to other people in my country - mainly because it lacks good localization (e.g. the installation program is only in english and localization in Firefox didn't work at all).

The most interesting feature of PCLinuxOS was the possibility to "roll your own distro" with just one command. Makes me wonder why distros don't make monthtly versions with all the updates included. It would be much more user friendly if you wouldn't need to install hundreds of megs of updates right after finishing the installation.

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RE: KDE version
by spikeb on Sun 4th Nov 2007 08:43 in reply to "KDE version"
spikeb Member since:
2006-01-18

have you tried debian-kde?

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