Originally Posted by karandpr
Xubuntu and Kubuntu have been approved for LTS in 12.04
You can also try Ubuntu Ultimate if you can bear the heavy colors.
You can also try peppermint OS
Kubuntu is a good KDE distro out there
.Its been a while since Linux Mint released an KDE version (The guys are pretty busy
Or OpenSuse,Mandriva or Fedora .
I get one Tux DVD randomly per month
but my monitor woes a(and now HDD) have kept me away from all the cool distro hopping
Oh, yeah, I saw that lol. I'm pretty stoked about it too.
I'm actually going to try to convert my older folks into using *nix and see how they like it - first is Mom, b/c she never does anything that requires Windows - it's all web based for her.
Dad is not gonna be as easy as he has 2 different laptops from work, both of which have Windows on them, so....but he does not have a 'personal' machine right now.
Me, well, the biggest thing holding me back in hte past was gaming - but now that I have ample space I can easily throw a simple 7200 rpm HD in as a spare and install *nix to them. Which reminds me - is there a really easy way to put multiple versions of *nix on a single drive, sharing a /home directory? I had explored this in the past, and that usually led to having separate drives for each / and /boot and a dedicated drive for /home - but with the size of HDs these days, it should be relatively easy, unless there is still a requirement for /boot to be a non-extended partition....
Oops! Sorry, Sadie, for hijacking your thread - I'll shut up now and make a new post lol.
Originally Posted by sadielynn
Ya know, not 5 minutes after I typed that, I brushed my touchpad by accident, and my left click stopped working
I'm guessing it's will be ok if i avoid the touchpad. Imma put some cardboard over it or something, you know, idiot proof it
Going to do the install now, will leave /home alone.
I'm assuming that it will automatically install to / if it's available? I'm pretty sure it doesn't ask, you just make the partitions and say go
I was going to suggest that it was the trackpad an lack of native drivers for it....at least now you know!
Originally Posted by 9to5cynic
@karandpr, that's great about the new DMs for LTS
Did you guys here that the desktop LTS versions are now supported for 5 years (at least 12.04 will be
), just like server !!
Yup, which is why they also yanked out any Java in the installation discs.