newbi462 wrote:Not trying to poopoo I am tank full for the help.... but the more I look the more I wish I knew how to build my own from scratch distro.... I honestly think Ubuntu has it dead wrong, and GNOME for that matter, not trying to pick a fight, just in my opinion not the best UI/UX.... I see what I want, and know it is doable, just a bit ignorant how to put it together my self... and even if I figure it out... think a good distro should be turn key like MINT is.
If the average user has to scratch their head to much dont matter how good it is it is a FAIL. Honestly it sounds more and more like the distro I want dont really exist.... Full rolling a tweek/customization based on KDE as apposed to GNOME, with a UI/UX feel that full embraces the power behind widget based.... while having an open helpful community like MINT seems to have. And ideal makes the needed compromises to largely just work out of the box with common hardware.....
On a side note any one know where to find people to help bring an idea like that to life? Problem is I am more a designer than a coder, and need the team effort... if what I want is really out there I am all ears, but as of late I see linux diostros following this GNOME 3/XFCE band wagon or moding them... and honestly it is not the way I want my PC to go no matter how popular it becomes.
Hawkeye_52 wrote:If you want an extensible OS and don't mind getting your hands dirty, maybe you ought to take a look at:
There are a lot of very knowledgeable, power-user types who use Linux Mint (in one or more of its flavors) to accomplish what they want. You may, however, be searching for something that gives you a more 'from-the-ground-up' experience. You could also look at:
This is sourced based distro that allows true tailoring of the computer experience to your machine of choice. There are distros that have 'spun-off' from the Gentoo base, such as:
but that might have more structure built in than you would like.
If my comments are too simplistic for level of linux knowledge, I apologize. Although I am a pretty committed (and biased) Linux Mint user I would be remiss if I didn't suggest that 'your itch might be scratched' by a distro whose underlying philosophy and goals were more directed to the power user and/or developer...
claudecat wrote:I'd suggest that you try Manjaro. It's a rolling release, supports bumblebee well, and has friendly forums and a helpful wiki. It's essentially Arch in an easier-to-install and more friendly (in terms of support) guise. The main edition is a nicely polished Xfce which plays nicely with compiz, but other DE's are available as well. It's somewhat similar to LMDE in that they test Arch packages before adding them to the stable repos, though it is possible to use the testing repos and be very close to Arch in currency. I've found it to be quite stable even when using testing repos and any questions not answered in their own forum or wiki can be researched in the insanely great Arch wiki pages.
newbi462 wrote: KDE uses to much resources, and so is not ideal for lighter weight systems, but lighter weight also dose less so....
killer de bug wrote:newbi462 wrote: KDE uses to much resources, and so is not ideal for lighter weight systems, but lighter weight also dose less so....
That's a really really really stupid affirmation...
newbi462 wrote: I honestly need some hand holding to get me started. I got the feel from the ARCH boards that they don't really tolerate ignorance on any level..
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