exploder wrote:What have you checked out lately?
exploder wrote:Still playing with OpenSuse milestone 8 KDE and after a little bit of configuration I am very impressed. I had thought that the browser was slow, all it took was a trip to Yast to disable IPV6 and the browser is nice and quick now. I also had to turn off smooth scrolling in Firefox. I had to add the packman repo to get multimedia working but it was not very difficult. The tools are much better than they were 5 years ago and package management is much faster than I thought it would be using rpms.
OpenSuse seems to have no issues at all with Intel graphics and much to my surprise start up and shut down is quick. I noticed that I did not see a flurry of bugs being reported in the OpenSuse forum. I also noticed that the Developer's were pretty strait forward with what bugs still exist. OpenSuse 11.2 final is scheduled for release on November 15th and I am interested to see if there are any regressions between now and then. I find the milestone release practice and the 8 month development time to be an interesting approach to quality.
Something else worth mentioning, ext4 seems to be problem free in OpenSuse and the installer on the Live CD did not take very much time to get the system loaded. Karmic is still in a flurry of bug reports so I will wait a while before I check out our new base again. For now I just want a break from the Intel issues and to enjoy some movies on Fancast.
I also downloaded Slackware but as a newbie found it a princess to install onto a virtualbox.
vrkalak wrote:I ...Again, an Xubuntu 9.04 off-shoot. So, almost everything out of the package is Ubuntu; Xfce with Gnome overtones.
I want to try a pure Xfce with no Gnome apps or panels running.piratesmack wrote:exploder wrote:What have you checked out lately?
Very stable, even with KDE 4./
VectorLinux is a Slackware derivative with an XFCE desktop. I used it on an old machine.
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