Linux-newfag here. Currently using Win7 and like it (except for muh freedom).
Should I install Kubuntu on my Notebook?
I am using it for the following and need it to run perfect within it:
-Presentations at Uni (beamer)
-Watching streams and series
-Office (Well, I use LibreOffice anyway) /PDF reading
I'd recommend you use Mint instead. If you like KDE, then you can get that on Mint too, instead of Cinnamon. http://www.linuxmint.com/release.php?id=22
Mint will come with wireles drivers and all those office suite things installed, just like Ubuntu variants do, but without the zeitgeist and geo bullshit installed.
should be fine libre office is grand just remember to save as in the right format
give it a 10 gig partition to see if you like it rather than a full format and take your time with the install
If I recall correctly, chromium/chrome works just well with netflix out of the box. Maybe you need to install a certain package.
It has something to do with the DRM implementation in HTML5 or something. Firefox hasn't implemented it yet.
If you use firefox, then you'll need to install pipelight for now.
>OP cares about muh freedoms
>You reccomend digital handcuffs to opress him
There's no way to make Chromium play netflix. It is a chrome only feature. The chromium devs have marked the inability to use the widewine plugin under chromium as "won't fix".
KDE was a disaster. I used to use it. It was so horrible that it made stick with Unity and stay away anything shiny and very customisable and even though once it looked futuristic it looks disgusting and scary. It is an effect from 2 and half years ago though.
I'm in Germany, Netflix is (not yet) an option.
Because I don't know anything, I'm asking you guys. From what I read, it seems to be good for Notebooks. I thought about going for KDE Plasma (not notebook).
Could you explain a bit more in detail please?
There are just some things I hate about many Linuxdistros (design-wise), KDE seems to be OK for me.
I use kde (4.3.13), usability wise its ok, however looks wise it could do better, what I mean is desktop looks nice >>45434764 but anything else has that bland grey look, icons look bad, nautilus/dolphin are terrible looking
also is there a way to make it aero style, windows bars being transparent(something similar to taskbar in ops picture, just make all windows have like like in win7)
Pipelight doesn't work on Chromium.
How do you make Pipelight work on Chromium?
Because Chromium is in the openSUSE repos already and Flash is packaged separately.
im running 8.1 not linux
+ theres no need to repeat the same thing over and over again just because there will be plebs that question the same things over and over again. theres a /g/ wiki if you want answers similar to what most would say