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Discussion on: Au Revoir, Gentoo - Sell Me A New Linux Distro

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Ben Lovy Author

Ive heard Neon doesn't always play well with non-KDE software. Have you found that to be the case, beyond the qt versioning issue?

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Willem Mobach

No absolutely not - all gnome library based software works absolutely great, and theming integration has gotten much better over the last few months as well.

As root filesystem editing is protected in KDE I usually use thunar for example, works fine. Same goes for Firefox, which has full integration with the taskbar for example.

I can't recommend NEON enough if you're a KDE user, it's super stable for us and it just feels great to get the latest and greatest in KDE land without the fear of complete system meltdown / full rolling release distro.

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Ben Lovy Author

Awesome. I'm leaning more and more in this direction.

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Khoa Dien

I'm also a KDE neon user and it's just fantastic! Very stable and well-supported Ubuntu LTS base + new and shiny KDE software on top which is super polished, intuitive, and somehow light on system resources. Definitely recommend it!

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Giuseppe Caruso

I'm following KDE Neon development lastly and I see that in the lasts months it's becoming more and more integrated also with Gnome applications making it a kind of universal OS for Linux plus its own niceties.
But what's the difference with something like Kubuntu since they are both Ubuntu based distro with KDE on top?

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Khoa Dien

Kubuntu is Ubuntu with KDE Plasma, so it'll get more updated packages from Ubuntu and you could also get a non-LTS base.

Neon on the other hand is always based on Ubuntu LTS, so Ubuntu packages may be a bit more behind, but you get the latest and greatest KDE stuff.

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Laughing Raven

The question though is how long will this distro last. Seriously sir, stop the anguish and just use Ubuntu. They are a stable company that is financially solvent and will still be around in a few years.