Why I should install a lot of gnome packages that I will purge?
OpenSuse is out of my range of prefered distro. Mepis is not actualized. Kubuntu is full of bug. Mandriva was full of bug, but now I don't know. PCLinuxOS .. I don't know. Maybe fedora (I have experienced selinux problems)
I left debian unstable for the long freeze and for the fact it is not a distro desktop-oriented. Too many enterprise packages and configurations installed out of the box.
I like Mint for the simplicity, but for beginner kde user I suggest pardus, that is KDE centric, even not so actualized and not debian.
I wish a debian based kde actualized distro. I like the Mint philosophy, the Mint community, and I wish to wait for the next kde gloria. I want to contribute, but I haven't time.
The freedom technologies are available!
I recommend everyone Linux Mint KDE as the simplest GNU/Linux distribution for the common user
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