Linked by tessmonsta on Mon 18th Jan 2010 18:12 UTC
KDE I've been investigating switching my desktop distribution from Kubuntu to something more... Seriously maintained. I love debian, and consider it one of the best distros out there, but Ubuntu's KDE variant is downright pathetic.
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KDE distro
by broch on Tue 19th Jan 2010 14:23 UTC
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I don't know how this is going to be convincing:
head -1 /var/log/pacman.log
[2007-06-22 17:51] synchronizing package lists

The above means that I installed Arch linux on my laptop 2.5yrs ago

system is up to date
I use Kdemod so after boot system takes 189MB (with fancy stuff enabled and nvidia driver running)
it boots in 14s to kde

problems with wireless may be related to kernel (2.6.32 has some serious issues (e.g. power saving and more), these are not related to Arch). I don't know what wireless card your system is using.

Very convenient package manager. ABS system allows to customize packages in a way similar to Gentoo.

On the other hand I have found opensuse slow, resource hungry, not flexible. Upgrading to next version always causes problems: either way something is broken, or system is becoming less responsible or next upgrade kills it completely (as a reference check out opensuse forums).

I don't know if Arch is best KDE distro, I can't tell if it will work for you (if you find installer intimidating).
What I can say is that in my experience Arch KDE is stable fast system that requires minimal maintenance. So maybe give it a try. Maybe arch will work for you, if not, there is plenty other good distros supporting KDE.

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RE: KDE distro
by ddennedy on Sat 23rd Jan 2010 07:43 in reply to "KDE distro"
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> head -1 /var/log/pacman.log

I kinda forgot about that or did not realize it was kept around for so long...
[ddennedy@home ~]$ head -1 /var/log/pacman.log
[10/30/04 18:03] synchronizing package lists

Wow, I have been doing rolling upgrades of Arch on my main workstation since Oct 2004. Holy crap! If I recall correctly, I maintained it through upgrades to 2 new computers (P4 -> dual Athlon -> Core 2 Quad).

Nice testament.

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