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Re: KDE Support in Debian

Hi Scott,

On Tuesday, 2009-11-10, Scott wrote:
> Hi,
> 	I have been contemplating the idea of switching from Ubuntu to Debian.
>   Even though I like KDE better I use Gnome on Ubuntu.  The reason why I
> use Ubuntu (With Gnome) and not Kubuntu (With KDE) is that I don't like
> how it is more difficult to find help specific to Kubuntu and also
> because Kubuntu is simply not as well put together as Ubuntu.  There is
> simply much more development and documentation specific to Gnome in Ubuntu.
> 	My question here is KDE well documented and stable on Debian?

I can't judge the documentation since I didn't have any need for it yet, but 
the packages are usually very stable (I'd actually go as far as saying 
extraordinarily good :))

> 	I
> understand that Gnome is also the default desktop for Debian, but is KDE
> well supported?

I don't think there is a default desktop in Debian. All variants, including 
non desktop environment graphical system (e.g. advanced windowmanager only) 
have the same level of integration, i.e. interaction with system features is 
based on whatever the graphical upstream delivers.

For convenience there are several specialized install media which contain all 
important packages for common choices, e.g. a GNOME install disk, a KDE 
install disk and so on, as well as "basic" media like the Net install disk.

I am usually using the latter (netinst) since I would have to update after 
installation anyway :)


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