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    Re: The best KDE 4 distro?

    Another vote for openSUSE (just upgraded to 4.0.1) , but I'd also have to say that no one really has a true KDE 4 distro at this point. It's just kind of KDE 4 on top of whatever you had before. You don't really have that last layer of polish quite yet. We're going to really have to wait for the next release cycles to hit to see true KDE 4 integration (OpenSUSE 11, Kubuntu 8.04...).
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    Re: The best KDE 4 distro?

    Quote Originally Posted by AlanR8 View Post
    Been running Kubuntu for over a year now and I would NOT describe KDE as slow.....
    Used Kubuntu for half a year and then switched to Fedora's KDE and then Arch's. Kubuntu felt pretty slow compared to them.

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    Re: The best KDE 4 distro?

    OpenSUSE has a good KDE4 and it is very simple to install. I'm using Arch Linux with the KDE4 repo, oh and by the way, KDEmod4 is testing at the moment:

    http://kdemod.ath.cx/bbs/viewtopic.php?id=406
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    Re: The best KDE 4 distro?

    Fedora 9 alpha has a KDE4 liveCD now, I tested it a bit last night without installing and it seemed stable and responsive. I'll test the compositing features once I have it installed.
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    Re: The best KDE 4 distro?

    KDE runs pretty weel in Kubuntu for me. I haven't tried any other distros though, :-/

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    Re: The best KDE 4 distro?

    I've tried openSUSE and have always found their KDE implimentation to be streets ahead of the competition.

    Kubuntu is one of the worst KDE distro's there is.

    I still prefer my ubuntu though
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    Re: The best KDE 4 distro?

    I havent really used KDE so I can't really say. All that I know is that because I'm really wanting to try KDE4 I'm starting on april 24, the day Kubuntu hardy comes out (to the best of my knowledge) Also is switching from Gnome to KDE as hard as the switch from windows to ubuntu? Or is it relatively easy.

    P.S. can I install from the openSUSE livecd?
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    Re: The best KDE 4 distro?

    Quote Originally Posted by -gabe-noob- View Post
    P.S. can I install from the openSUSE livecd?
    Yes, the live cd is based on openSUSE 10.3 with KDE 4.0.1 packages on top and can be installed directly from the live session. My advice: If you are an early adopter and know what to expect from KDE 4.0 (and what not) then go for it otherwise I'd wait until 4.1.

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    Re: The best KDE 4 distro?

    Why is 4 buggy? I was thinking about making a major switch to KDE when Kubuntu 8.04 comes out, but I may just use openSUSE or Debian. Also is themeing as easy in KDE as it is in Gnome, and do compositing effects work on it?
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    Smile Re: The best KDE 4 distro?

    I would vote for OpenSUSE or Mandriva
    Mandriva is in close development with KDE and follows default KDE settings while Kubuntu brakes things so KDE user cannot follow normal documents but need to read Kubuntu users own.

    PCLinuxOS is one great distribution with KDE4. So big difference in quality, that i change to KDE4 from KDE3 for now on, thanks to Mandriva.

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