Re: Mint 14 KDE Edition
Count me in to the KDE fanboy love too. Ditto everything you guys say above. It's simply the very best DE out there imho, on any platform. I spent some time with Cinnamon, which is probably its closest rival from the Gnome corner, and I really like it a lot. But ultimately it's not a patch on what KDE offers. The maturity, stability, speed and features make it the best imho.
I'm using Kubuntu 12.10 on my own desktop and its perfect. I don't think I've ever used a more complete OS before. I put Mint 13 KDE on my dads laptop to replace a completely borked Vista install, and he absolutely loves it. Problem free. I was able to tailor it a wee bit to simplify things for him, and no complaints at all. And that is key. Being able to make KDE what you want it to be is crucial.
The missus quite likes Unity on her laptop, but the random logouts are dragging the experience down for her. Time to go KDE there too methinks.
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