Timothy Murphy writes:
> On Thursday 08 February 2007 13:24, Robert Sweetnam wrote:
>> > > Is there a KDE oriented distro?
>> > It all depends on what you are used to so if you like and are
> > confortable with KDE then stick with it. Of course that is one of the
> > advantages of Linux, that is you have plenty of choice but of course
> > that can be a disadvantage too. To answer your answer about a KDE based
> > distro, there is also Kubuntu!
>> What exactly is the difference between Ubuntu with KDE
> (which I am running now) and Kubuntu?
Nothing! It's well-packaged that way. Once you apt-get install
kubuntu-desktop, you are no longer using Ubuntu, now Kubuntu.
> > Also I the last time I ran SuSE (EL9) it
> > used KDE by default.
>> I've tried SuSE in the past.
> It struck me as like Fedora, but not so good.
>> I've thought about Knoppix, which seems to run KDE by default,
> but I've never worked out how one gets it on the hard disk.
oh god no ;) Knoppix has some awful stuff, like this in /etc/profile :
[ "$PS1" -a -f /etc/bash_completion ] && . /etc/bash_completion
alias la="ls -la --color=auto"
- 1. /etc/profile is run by shells other than bash.
- 2. the presence of a set $PS1 is used to indicate whether a shell is
interactive or not. setting it means that all scripts using that test
- 3. bash_completion is similarly a horrible hack that shouldn't be part
of the standard /bin/sh startup sequence.
One thing about distros is that you should at least be able to count
on sane stuff in /etc/profile. ;)
Maintained by the ILUG website team. The aim of Linux.ie is to
support and help commercial and private users of Linux in Ireland. You can
display ILUG news in your own webpages, read backend
information to find out how. Networking services kindly provided by HEAnet, server kindly donated by
Dell. Linux is a trademark of Linus Torvalds,
used with permission. No penguins were harmed in the production or maintenance
of this highly praised website. Looking for the
Indian Linux Users' Group? Try here. If you've read all this and aren't a lawyer: you should be!