[Digikam-users] Re: Newb discovers the perils of "endorsed" PPAs!
jldeshpande at gmail.com
Tue Dec 28 17:19:01 GMT 2010
+1 for PCLinuxOS 2010
On Tue, Dec 28, 2010 at 7:40 PM, Errol Sapir <errol at tzora.co.il> wrote:
> On 12/23/2010 07:10 AM, Michael Johnson wrote:
> > On Wed, December 22, 2010 9:08:30 AM Mark Greenwood wrote:
> >> If you're interested in trying a different distro - one that keeps more
> up to
> >> date without the need to use potentially dodgy PPAs - you could try Arch
> >> although I'm not reccomending it as I've never used it myself. Had this
> been a
> >> year ago I'd have reccomended Mandriva, but that's a bit dead in the
> >> these
> >> days.
> > Just chiming in here, as someone who's been using Arch Linux for a year
> and a
> > half or so: it's a great distro if you want cutting-edge versions of
> > the versions available in the repositories are updated almost in tandem
> > upstream, which I really enjoy. Arch is also great if you like having a
> > deal of control over your system, because it leaves most configuration
> > up to you (rather than making them all automatically).
> > However, it is undeniably harder to get set up and get running than
> > like Ubuntu is; it makes fewer assumptions about what you want. It won't
> > install a window manager by default; that's up to you. But if you like
> > control, and don't mind tinkering on the command line, I highly recommend
> > The community is also quite helpful, even though it's smaller than for
> > If that's not what you're looking for, but you would like a rolling
> > distro (no waiting for big version updates, like Ubuntu), you might watch
> > openSUSE Tumbleweed, which was recently announced. It's just starting,
> but once
> > it's done it sounds interesting.
> > Michael
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> My 2c for a distro. Try pcLinux2010. I can recommend it for DIgikam as
> it installs the latest version and keeps abreast of recent updates. I
> prefer the way it installs and uses Digikam to Kubuntu or other os's. I
> have it as a dual boot and swap between Kubuntu and PClinux using the
> latter when I am doing a lot of photo work. There are downsides to
> PCLinux (for me) but as I have never been a good compiler of Digikam
> this is the way I keep the latest Digikam without waiting too long. My
> photos are on a external drive so I can view them with Kubuntu which is
> my main OS, but for a "photo work" session I boot PCLinux.
> It may be a roundabout way to go but it works for me.
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