Desktop.Heater wrote:Do you mean on your Pi or on your PC.
Either way Debian has been solid for me for many years and over many updates/upgrades on PC's. Mind you on PC's I always use the KDE Plasma desktop rather than the ugly default desktop.
On the Pi it has to be Raspbian of course.
Its just Debian with a different skin.
But it's better. It makes it easier and has more and updated packages. Your graphics problems and everything will be resolved. It's not just Debian with an updated skin, it's made to be like Linux Mint (their insanely popular Ubuntu-based distro) which translates into hundreds of improvements, but with Debian as the core.ric96 wrote:Its just Debian with a different skin.
ric96 wrote:So i did actually ended up giving Debian 8 a shot ... and i kinda have mixed feelings about it,
i have had it for well over a day and here is my critic..
1) very minimal and bloat free hence it is very very responsive.
2) Stable packages... and that brings us to the
1) some packages are too stable for my liking and are seriously outdated for example xbmc is still xbmc and not kodi
2) graphics stack/driver poorly implemented:
I don't use any fancy graphics card, just your every day intel hd 2000 but that isnt an excuse for
a) screen tearing like hell on your every day h.264 hd 1080p videos
b) frame rates rapidly fluctuating from anywhere between 9-40fps on games like team fortress 2 (i was just standing at a place not moving at all and nothing else was moving as well)
3) Installation was terrible, i couldn't even select a dive partition ?!!! I had to delete the partition to create un-allocated space and only then does it have an option of multiple partitions on a drive else it would just format the whole drive !!!
if it just had better graphic driver support i wouldn't had minded the installation or kinda outdated software but media consumption in a big part of my daily routine (i don't own a TV connection by choice and netfix ain't available in India)... I might be switching back soon!
Does it? That would be great!tpylkko wrote:also, testing has gnome 3.16 which I believe now runs on Wayland.
ibrahimansari wrote:Does it? That would be great!tpylkko wrote:also, testing has gnome 3.16 which I believe now runs on Wayland.
Edit: Oh no, it doesn't.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Initiatives/Wayland wrote:Gnome 3.16 - Complete port of GNOME to Wayland
KDE will run very slow... Good luck with that.InsideJob wrote:Heck, I just switched my Pi2 to Debian too. Bye bye Raspbian.
https://images.collabora.co.uk/rpi2/jes ... 705.img.gz
Also got the ARMHF DVD which I plan to use as a repository off a flash drive.
http://caesar.acc.umu.se/cdimage/releas ... -DVD-1.iso
So if I install plasma-desktop I should have the next best thing to Kubuntu Pi... no waiting on egomaniacs required.
Last time I used Mint they had their own version of Firefox that returned unwanted results whenever I googled stuff. I guess they get paid for redirecting traffic.ric96 wrote:Its just Debian with a different skin.