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aidanmaz
06-04-2008, 04:21 PM
decided id make the full jump to linux and got kubuntu. few nagging issues. 1) should i be concerned that the adept updater is stuck on "preparing" stage after downloading? and 2) i get random crashes with diferent programs. would it be wise to download a stable version?

Speedy Gonzales
06-04-2008, 04:26 PM
You might as well wait till 24/4. As it looks like 8.04 will be out then (Thats if it comes out the same time as Ubunutu)

aidanmaz
06-04-2008, 04:45 PM
im really undecided on which linux distro to use. Kubuntu is okay but ubuntu seemed better, i want something that doesnt look to "cheap-ish" Kubuntu is pretty good looking. Whats Opensuse like?

R2x1
06-04-2008, 04:48 PM
If your criteria is mainly "Looks Good", Vista is probably a good choice (it certainly isn't "cheap-ish").
;)

Speedy Gonzales
06-04-2008, 04:48 PM
Never used Opensuse. I've only tried K/Ubuntu 7.10

I've still got the cd's I burned tho

aidanmaz
06-04-2008, 04:57 PM
i have used vista and thought it was a step backwards for M$. when i say cheapish, i mean in looks, like ubuntu (no offense) its gui looks kinda simple and cheap, if u understand what im tryin to say. no offense to anyone of course.

kjaada
06-04-2008, 05:43 PM
If you want to stick with Kubuntu wait and persevere as Speedy says but of course updating could be a problem by the sound of it.Are you aware of the 3 finger trick that is different in KDE 4.0 which I guess is yr desk top.Instead of cntrl-alt delete you cntrl-alt esc and a cross appears then if you clk it clears the page.I found PCLos was a good looking system but of course they have a bit of a delay on updates to the core Ubuntu.The KDE group are flat out working on ironing out the bugs and it should not be too long before it is sorted.

johnd
06-04-2008, 06:32 PM
I am having a good run with PCLinuxOS after using Fedora/RedHat for years. It is not perfect but it is good - and the KDE desktop is great. Has a live CD to try.

aidanmaz
06-04-2008, 08:01 PM
cheers guys. and no i wasnt aware of the three finger salute for linux......very handy. =] il do some more research. Anything but windows is good for me

Sherman
06-04-2008, 09:09 PM
Mandriva One is a very polished Linux distro, which is based on KDE. It has one of the better looking KDE implementations I've seen..

Jen
06-04-2008, 09:43 PM
Kubuntu is okay but ubuntu seemed better, i want something that doesnt look to "cheap-ish" Kubuntu is pretty good looking. Whats Opensuse like?I've always like the KDE type look to Gnome. I haven't seen or run openSUSE for a while, but it always had style. Example (http://en.opensuse.org/Image:Screeny102_sysinfo.jpg) and another example (http://en.opensuse.org/Image:Screeny102_kickoff_menu.jpg).

Erayd
06-04-2008, 10:32 PM
I've always like the KDE type look to Gnome. I haven't seen or run openSUSE for a while, but it always had style. Example (http://en.opensuse.org/Image:Screeny102_sysinfo.jpg) and another example (http://en.opensuse.org/Image:Screeny102_kickoff_menu.jpg).I'm pretty sure that actually *is* KDE, rather than GNOME styled to look like KDE.

Jen
06-04-2008, 10:47 PM
I'm pretty sure that actually *is* KDE, rather than GNOME styled to look like KDE.Yes, that is KDE. I was just commenting that I like KDE better in general.

Chilling_Silence
06-04-2008, 11:01 PM
CompizFusion is where the "Wow" is at, forget Vista's tagline "The Wow starts now", and check it out, it should be tagged "We left Vista for dead but decided that wasnt sexy enough so we're still coming up with cool / useful stuff" ;)

Definitely worth waiting and trying to live with your current distro for another 3 weeks if-possible, then getting the 8.04 K/Ubuntu.. or play around with other distros during that time :)