About 3 months ago I got Fedora 9 KDE verson for 64-bits live-cd, and just in the past week I tried it out again. Again, because the first time I tried it, I couldn't get my browser to surf after setting up my dial-up connection with kppp. So, I thought I'd install it instead to see if that helped. Nope. I ended up having to copy and past nameservers into the etc/resolv.conf file, which I've never had to do before with other KDE desktops.
The add/remove program gnome type package manager is terrible. It doesn't tell you how long a download will take, or how large in mbs the files are. You can only choose grouped packages, not single packages. So, after clicking on 'internet' and watching the progress bar go back and forth as it retrieved, whatever it was getting, I canceled it after 35 minutes. Of course, it uses kde4.0 which is buggy and this I expected. But, Samba crashed each time I clicked on it, and the last straw was a kernel crash on start up yesterday morning. I just thought overall, it was a pretty sloppy piece of work. It was my first time to try out an rpm package system, but I never got the chance to try it out. The only good thing about it was it did see and use up to 95 percent of my 4G of RAM, and I got to try out koffice's kword, as I never knew there was a KDE based word processor. I like it better than OpenOffice. I guess if I had to pursue it further, it would have been better to try out Fedora 8 or 7. But, for now, I'll stick with Mint and Pardus2008.1 as both are my kinda OS's.