What do you think about it ? I'm currently using Windows 7. Should i install ?
Well it's less OpenSUSE itself and more it's iteration of KDE. That's why I want to try Chakra to see if it handles it any better. KDE is so great on paper and it felt like such an unstable, half finished mess in practice.
There's no better alternative though. Only XFCE has the feature set that I'd like and it still has the same ridiculous multi-monitor quirks like every other Gtk distro.
What if I downgraded to Plasma 4, would that fix something?
Okay so far the impression of Chakra's KDE spin is not bad, but it still needs work. Octopi is fucking garbage, the repos are lacking, the keyboard behaviour in menus is weird and inconsistent. And the system seems to love forgetting that my second monitor is above the primary one.
Tumbleweed. Yeah I know it's supposed to be an "unstable" release, but "unstable" still doesn't mean I can unironically crash Plasma in 5 different ways in 5 minutes.
I use it.
It is a decent distro and if you like kde, it is a lot better than using arch.
I am not sure if it is the best first distro for a first time user as there is often things you have to fix manually as it is a rolling system.
It is one of the best kde implementations though and the repository is really nice.
Weird. I've been using TW for a while now, and it's been surprisingly stable for me, provided I remember to reboot after new snapshots install.
Have you been using a proxy, by any chance? I know there was a bug in KDE that caused proxies to crash a lot of programs that was finally fixed recently.
a lot of things.
First you will be greeted with a config manager where you can easily change the theme and stuff.
The repository is different.
Firefox and libreoffice is with the kde patch, so no more recompiling every week.
Stuff a lot of gnome applications are not dependent on the gnome desktop.
>and if you like kde, it is a lot better than using arch.
Can you elaborate further? Wondering what KDE things are exclusive to Chakra. While it seems that abandoning Gtk is the "Chakra way", how good are the Gtk packages for it?
No proxy. I've literally managed to crash it by accidentally scrolling with a touchpad on the desktop. Also the panel behaviour is ridiculous, it has a tendency to move into the second monitor all the time and then "disappear" whenever I try to move it back or hell, switch on my primary monitor.
That doesn't sound so crucial to me. I don't use Firefox, I can live with memefilepicker for office software, config manager is just a streamlined way of diving into settings... but what is different about the KDE Plasma itself in Chakra?
I haven't noticed anything other than that then.
It is a bit more stable and I have experienced less trouble with kde since I switched from arch, the only trouble was the update from kde4 to plasma 5
>I've literally managed to crash it by accidentally scrolling with a touchpad on the desktop.
This has happened to me as well. It's also happened on gnome. Very frustrating when a vanilla build chokes on its own spit and dies.
A lot of the gtk applications are removed.
You can install any package you can on arch though.
It uses its own community repository, but you can import things from the aur if it doesn't already exist.
How the fuck can't DE devs sort this shit out? And I mean that in the most respectful way possible in this context. They did so much work on integrating so many features, and yet none of them can sit down for a few days and streamline the fucking desktop so a user doesn't literally trip over dozens of trivial bugs that one can find casually exploring system settings in a couple of minutes?
How much can I rely on it being at least as stable as Arch when using AURs?
Haven't looked at Chakra in a while, but I think they wanted to be a pure qt environment, so there was a distinctive lack of gtk stuff on the repos, which like Manjaro were delayed some time.
Octopi is really obnoxious, if they really wanted a gui package manager Pamac is better, but since it is not qt it may be a no-no for them
I think arch might be better.
I run arch on my desktop and chakra on my laptop and I prefer chakra, but I don't use that much gtk.
It is not like arch breaks all the time on kde, but if you want a more rounded desktop, maybe kubuntu is better.
>macs and only macs on the official site