Keith C. Perry on 18 Apr 2017 15:53:48 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] Alternative to Gentoo?

I'm a long time KDE user and I feel your pain.  I'm pretty committed to Kubuntu and Arch with KDE at this point.  Both have been stable with Arch having a slight advantage when I started having memory leak issues with a **basic** ATI card in Kubuntu 14.04.  That is fixed in 16.04 but Arch was system saving from 2015 - 2016.  I still prefer Kubuntu over all but Arch is a great choice too.  I tried to split use about 70/30 (Kubuntu/Arch respectively).

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From: "Casey Bralla" <>
To: "PLUG Philadelphia Linux Users Group" <>
Sent: Tuesday, April 18, 2017 6:31:33 PM
Subject: [PLUG] Alternative to Gentoo?

I'm a long-time Gentoo user, but in partnership with KDE, it's broken my heart 
too many times.  I don't blame Gentoo itself, but I _ALWAYS_ have problems 
with KDE under Gentoo, whether I run the Stable or bleeding edge versions.

What would you recommend as an alternative?

I've tried Arch, and it is probably my default alternative now.  I'm also very 
familiar with Debian, since it runs on all my servers.   I'm willing to spend 
some time for an install, so Crux and Lunar are also possiblities.  (Does not 
have to be compile from source, but I kinda like the idea.)  I've tried Funtoo 
also, but there are only 2 developers for it, so I suspect the support will be 
a lot weaker than Gentoo.

My only caveat is that it be a "techy" distrobution, and that it run KDE.

What distro do you recommend?

Casey Bralla
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