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- Join Date
- Mar 2013
Which Linux Distribution is right for me
I'm currently searching for a linux distribution that fits the following needs:
- Not-too-old version of kde (4.8 at the very least)
- Latest netbeans(7.3) in Repository
- Either backed by a big company(like Fedora or openSUSE) or by a large community(like Debian or Ubuntu)
- If possible everything should work out-of-the-box
What I tried so far:
- Kubuntu => It had a much too old netbeans version(6.x) in repository
- openSUSE => There was no netbeans in the official repository, however I found 7.3 in a user repository. Unfortunately that version just didn't work(when trying to create a new project there where no project types to choose from)
- Fedora 18 KDE => Netbeans too old (7.0)
- Linuxmint 14 KDE => Netbeans too old (7.0)
- Linuxmint Debian Edition Cinnamon(Not KDE but I'm willing to give it a try) => Netbeans too old (7.0)
Distributions I'm considering to try(in no particular order):
- Fedora 19 Beta(does this even exist yet?)
- Debian testing
- Debian unstable(How stable/unstable is this really?)
- Kubuntu 13.04 Beta 1
- Netrunner(itself not a major distribution but based on the well supported (K)ubuntu)
- Arch Linux(this is kind of a last resort because I prefer a) A very well supported distribution and b) something that works out of the box
- Your suggestion?
Arch definitely fits my needs regarding KDE and Netbeans but I try to avoid if for the reasons stated above.
If possible I prefer a stable over a beta distribution but if it's stable enough I can also stick to a beta.
Maybe you can help me sort my list out a bit by providing me with information regarding the versions of KDE and Netbeans in the repositorys of the distributions stated above or by providing me with any other helpful information.
(Yes I know that I can get an installer of the latest netbeans version from netbeans.org but I prefer to get my software through a repository to avoid chaos)
Last edited by WhichDistro; 03-21-2013 at 07:24 PM.
- Join Date
- Apr 2009
- I can be found either 40 miles west of Chicago, in Chicago, or in a galaxy far, far away.
Stick with stable distributions until you know what you are doing. Linux Mint is a good choice, as is Debian itself. Fedora 17 or 18 should work well for you. KDE is available for all of these distributions, even if it is not the default one - you can usually choose when you install them. As for netbeans, it may be in an optional repository - not sure which. You might also be able to find the appropriate binary repository files on the netbeans site, such as a .deb file for Debian distributions (including Mint) or .rpm file for Fedora/RedHat ones.Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!
Linux Mint KDE is by all accounts very well put together so if KDE is important to you then it is a good choice. Netbeans is easy enough to grab from netbeans.org and even on the ultra cutting edge siduction is one of the few things I do grab externally.Should you be sitting wondering,
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- Join Date
- Apr 2012
- Virginia, USA
You want too much. Just pick a stable distro and install netbeans outside of the repo.
If this absolutely not an option for you, run Debian testing. You won't get much support from the Debian community though, they hate supporting people using 'testing' because it's....a testing distro.
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- Sep 2007