Best gnome and kde distro according to your personal day to day use ?

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  1. mack_guy911

    mack_guy911 Registered Member

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    For gnome so far my personal favorite choice

    1. Fedora 13 (default system i like it so much that i didnt install fedora 14 yet as default)

    2.SL (the only draw back i found is....... its on fedora 12 rather than fedora 13)
    3.ubuntu 10.04 ( i like it more due to stability and long term support)
    4.mint linux 10
    5.pclinuxos 2010.12
    6. ubuntu 10.10/fedora 14


    about kde i tried kubuntu :thumbd:

    and mint kde somewhere between ok nice eye candy kde 4.6 ......but its slow when you open many things

    waiting for open suse 11.4 and downloading fedora kde

    i also going to try paradus 2011 kde also pclinux kde


    so which kde desktop you guys recommend as best stable kde day to day use


    also how you rate your linux according your day to day personal experience as pure gnome and pure kde environment
     
  2. lodore

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    For gnome I like debian,ubuntu and fedora.
    For kde I like mandriva /mageia
     
  3. katio

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    Why only Gnome or KDE?
    I don't like either...

    "Openbox-buntu" >* :D
     
  4. Clowny

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    I've played around with a minimal Gnome install on Debian Squeeze. Worked well on a old laptop I have.

    Otherwise I prefer XFCE & Openbox.
     
  5. wat0114

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    mint10 for both.

    I really wanted to install Pardus for a trial but it won't even see my SSD.
     
  6. phaedrus

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    For Linux I`m a Gnome user.
    Linux Mint all the way.
     
  7. wilbertnl

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    Recently I installed Linux Mint Debian Edition 2011-01 on desktop and laptop and I'm very impressed with the quality.
    This edition is based on Debian Testing (Wheezy), and I would like to see a Linux Mint Debian Stable Edition (Squeeze) as well.

    Linux Mint Debian Edition offers the font quality of the Ubuntu font rendering.
     
  8. zapjb

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    Installed on HDD distro - PCLinuxOS KDE 2010.12


    USB Flash Drive portable distro - Puppy Linux 5.2 Lucid
    Worked so far on 5/5 computers with different hardware.
    Usually takes <5 mins to setup on new computer.
     
  9. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    I'd say: Gnome - Ubuntu/Mint, KDE - Pardus/PCLinuxOS.
    Mrk
     
  10. FastGame

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    Gnome- Linux Mint, KDE- PCLinuxOS
     
  11. mack_guy911

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    thanks every one for your kind response

    guys how about pclinuxos gnome 2010.12

    i found it one of best linux distro so far strange non of you guys like it :D
     
  12. Beavenburt

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    Best KDE is most definately Pardus, without a shadow of a doubt. An amazing distro. My only criticism is that they selected a rather buggy firefox 4 beta, rather than a stable 3 version.

    Gnome is debian.
     
  13. FastGame

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    Yes its pretty darn good....hmm, just might be time to kick Mint to the curb :D
     
  14. wat0114

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    I recently tried PCLinux KDE for a short time and was not impressed. I found it too buggy here and there, although I can't exactly remember what it was. It just didn't have the stability of mint.
     
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    My first "amour" is Linux Mint (Gnome).

    My second "amor" is Pardus (KDE)

    Thanks.
     
  16. FastGame

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    So what exactly are you comparing ? KDE vs Gnome ?
     
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    I don't use GNOME, as for KDE Slackware is my choice.
     
  18. atomomega

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    Ubuntu for GNOME
    Mandriva for KDE
     
  19. mack_guy911

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    no its not kde vs gnome as i know they are pretty different


    what i am looking is rock solid distros on both desktop environment according to user personal experience and what you actually use as your default system

    if gnome which gnome distro and kde which kde distro



    i tried linux mint 10 gnome 64 bit dvd it give me few strange bugs like installing chromium inside virtual box while running and installing inside live dvd also by default mint has open ports 139, 445, 631 and firewall disable

    but i am sure after install and update and little tweak i hardly see these errors i dont use samba so i dont want those port open by default and samba running in background :rolleyes:

    but what i find very strange is pclinux gnome 2010.12 run like a candy strange i try many things to crash this distro and it wont expect the default update repo wont work apart from that i didnt find single port open and firewall enable and best thing what i see it software like yast :rolleyes:

    but i miss in pclinuxos is not very fast forums support specially for gnome less software data base as compare to mint and no 64 bit but even that drawbacks its rock solid distro for a average newbie user for day to day use also their are very nice magazines on pclinuxos site worth reading :rolleyes:

    whats your guys opinion on pclinuxos 2010.12 gnome
     
  20. wat0114

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    No, I was comparing PCLinux KDE to mint KDE, finding mint KDE to be more stable on my machine at least.
     
  21. FastGame

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    Ok thats better :)

    On my machines KDE is KDE with all its goodness and its bugs.


    I think its real nice, and like you say its fast compared to Mint/Ubuntu.
     
  22. kjdemuth

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    Ubuntu all the way. If I wasn't so involved in the world of windows I'd use it all the time.
    I tried mint a couple of times but I had a horrible time uninstalling it. I usually dual boot my laptop because I like the speed, over running it on CD. The last two times I tried uninstalling mint from my laptop, it would uninstall but the boot option was still there. I still don't know how to get it off. Thank god I have backups. Ubuntu never gave me that problem. Comes off clean after every uninstall.
     
  23. J_L

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    Currently only using GNOME (Unity) daily. That may change in the future.
     
  24. wat0114

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    After some extensive play on both Gnome and KDE over the last few days (another one of my Linux crusades), I have concluded Gnome is the best for me. The glossy, slick look of KDE is nice to behold, but I find Gnome to be rock solid and snappier. Mint 10 Gnome does more to reduce my proclivity towards Windows than anything else I've tried :)
     
  25. Heimdall

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    Gnome on openSUSE factory.
     
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