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    Trouble finding a Distribution


    Hey everybody, I'm hoping somebody can help me because I can't find a Linux distro that has what I want.
    I find a couple of Distro's but they are missing something I can't live without.
    Here what I'm looking for:
    - 64bit support
    - KDE
    - I would prefer a rolling release like Arch
    - Signed packages (why I won't use Arch)
    - A large repo and a large community building 3rd part packages (like AUR or Ubuntu's ppa's)
    - Codecs, flash, proprietary drivers ect. should be either:
    a. Installed by defualt
    b. In the repo
    c. Good documentation on how to get them

    Now here's were I run in to issues.
    PcLinuxOS runs an outdated KDE and some outdated packages, and they do not support 64bit.

    Gentoo is a real pain to set up and compiling takes forever.

    Arch looks like a pain to set up and a bit scary like Gentoo, but I feel I can handle it. But the unsigned packages is a deal breaker.

    Sabayon, almost much everything I want! Boot off the live usb and it doesn't detect my network card!

    Anyone have any advice?

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    Hello and Welcome!

    Take a look at the Distro Quiz.
    It actually does a pretty good job helping choose a distro.
    You could also try a LiveCD, which most "mainstream" distros include now.
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    PCLinuxOS is running 4.6.1 kde .
    sorry for my first response I had a mental moment.....................
    Last edited by madhatter632; 06-04-2011 at 03:25 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by madhatter632 View Post
    PCLinuxOS is running 4.6.1 kde .
    sorry for my first response I had a mental moment.....................
    Sorry then if it has 4.6.1, but still no 64bit support.

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    your right on the 64bit support sorry, I gotta learn to stop skipping over stuff my speed reading kinda ****....................

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    Kubuntu? <--- Here's the tour, check it out and see what you think. Also, they got 64-bit along with KDE.




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    have you checked out scientific it's based off of red hat's releases and I do believe they support 64bit, just throwing that out there .

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    Thanks for the suggestions guys. They are all great but I would REALLY prefer a rolling release.

    An yes I have tried Kubuntu.

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    Have you considered LMDE?
    Rolling release Mint, based on Debian Testing.
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