Richard Freeman on 23 Mar 2010 07:32:37 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] What's the best KDE-based distro for noobs at this point?

On 03/23/2010 08:46 AM, Greg Helledy wrote:
> Is are Mint's packages the same?  If you wanted to get someone started
> on a distro with KDE (that they're going to install themselves), what
> would you suggest?

Well, I don't think I'd start a complete newbie this way, unless they 
have decent IT skills already, but Gentoo is DM-agnostic.  In my 
experience it tends to work equally fine with gnome, kde, or xfce.  It 
actually has a fairly strong kde contingent.  If you run stable things 
like broken packages are extremely rare, but Gentoo does have other cons 
for a complete newcomer.  I wouldn't use it for a computer-illiterate 

For anybody who is a seasoned linux user who is frustrated with their 
distro's support of KDE, I'd suggest Gentoo as a very practical option. 
  Or, better still, feel free to volunteer to help fix kubuntu, or 
whatever.  I wouldn't begrudge anybody the desire for a strong 
desktop-oriented KDE-based binary distro.

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