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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RE[2]: KDE version
by terog on Fri 2nd Nov 2007 22:50 UTC 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[3]: KDE version
by Rahul on Sat 3rd Nov 2007 01:14 in reply to "RE[2]: KDE version"
Rahul Member since:
2005-07-06

"
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. "

Well, for the KDE spin of Fedora, KDE is the default desktop environment and pretty much the same as vanilla upstream KDE apart from a bit of a cleanup. Try it out, you might like it.

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RE[4]: KDE version
by terog on Sat 3rd Nov 2007 01:30 in reply to "RE[3]: KDE version"
terog Member since:
2007-03-09

"Well, for the KDE spin of Fedora, KDE is the default desktop environment and pretty much the same as vanilla upstream KDE apart from a bit of a cleanup. Try it out, you might like it."

Good to hear. Sounds like something I've been looking for.

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RE[3]: KDE version
by DrillSgt on Sat 3rd Nov 2007 02:34 in reply to "RE[2]: KDE version"
DrillSgt Member since:
2005-12-02

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

Not sure what you are looking for, but Mepis, Mandriva, and openSUSE all have good defaults for KDE. They are all KDE based distros.

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RE[4]: KDE version
by whittmadden on Sat 3rd Nov 2007 03:14 in reply to "RE[3]: KDE version"
whittmadden Member since:
2007-10-08

OpenSuse and PCLinuxOS both have a fantastic KDE

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RE[4]: KDE version
by terog on Sat 3rd Nov 2007 03:17 in reply to "RE[3]: KDE version"
terog Member since:
2007-03-09

"Not sure what you are looking for, but Mepis, Mandriva, and openSUSE all have good defaults for KDE. They are all KDE based distros."

I didn't like the default panel layout of Mandriva 2008 (e.g. there is very little room for apps in the taskbar). It's also a bit too commercial distro for my taste. Otherwise it's pretty damn good. I especially prefer Mandriva's software management tool over Adept (esp. when doing updates).

OpenSuse.. hmmm.. haven't tried it yet. I have to admit that the deal with MS is still kind of a turnoff for me.

I'll try Mepis 7.0 as soon as it's out.

EDIT: added quote

Edited 2007-11-03 03:22

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