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Old November 29, 2011, 12:57   #21
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Right now I'm running Arch on my old laptop. Its nice if you want to do anything less standard than Gnome(or Unity nowadays). I like the customizability and that it forces you to learn about the system.

I would recommend it for someone who likes to tinker a lot with their system and wants get their hands dirty. The Arch forums and wiki are really good so there is help to get when something doesn't work.

If you just want a linux desktop out of the box then ubuntu has always worked quite well. I do think that the new Unity interface needs a bit more polish before it is ready though.
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Old December 16, 2011, 06:25   #22
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My recent kick is Arch, and I'll likely be staying a while. I did it to teach myself a little more after using Ubuntu and Crunchbang for a bit (which are both excellent and I'd highly recommend, though I haven't used Ubuntu in a few years now and hear bad things about Unity) - I was ready for less hand-holding and wanted more control over just what was happening on my system. The pacman and AUR repos are great, and the wiki and forums are amazing. It's nice and lightweight, and you can customize it just how you want it. I use Openbox for my window manager. Anything else just seems superfluous.
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Old February 22, 2012, 20:25   #23
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Linux Mint 10, 32-bit, Gnome.

Works fine. Though I wish I had a backup, so I could switch to a better distro, like Mint 11 or 12. Especially the xfce one, since I occasionally have some problems with Gnome.
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Old March 29, 2012, 05:59   #24
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Been on Kubuntu for a bit over a year now. Was on Ubuntu previously.
Was always interested in KDE and eventually managed to screw up my install, so it seemed like a perfect time to switch
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Old March 29, 2012, 10:35   #25
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Debian sid with XFCE on 2 PCs, Debian Stable on servers, Archlinux with LXDE on laptop.
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Old March 29, 2012, 10:57   #26
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I've now switched from Ubuntu (Unity got just too irritating) to OpenSUSE with KDE - which is great so far. You have to work a little harder to get everything you want installed than Ubuntu, but apart from that it just works.
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Old March 29, 2012, 16:01   #27
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I too did a switcheroo, first to Kubuntu (the Precise alphas and beta, which actually were surprisingly stable -- probably due to Precise being an LTS release) and now to Arch Linux. Arch takes a little more setting up since it doesn't just install "everything" by default, but it seems to be working out pretty well -- seems quite a bit snappier than Kubuntu, but maybe that's just my imagination .
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Old March 30, 2012, 03:17   #28
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Knoppix is a really good live-CD. I use it a lot.

It would be easy to prepare a Knoppix disk image with Angband and lots of variants playable straight from the CD. I believe variants compiled for Ubuntu or Debian will also run on Knoppix without alterations.
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