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Re: Q4OS 3.8 Centaurus KDE

Post by dai_trying » Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:25 am

Branding has been mentioned in a thread a while back and I thought they were going to look into it, but I don't really concern myself with wallpapers too much as it is rarely seen (if I'm using the machine I won't see the wallpaper), although I can understand the need to have a default identifiable background that would be instantly recognizable as the distro, if the user doesn't like it they can change it as I think most users seem to do anyway.

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Re: Q4OS 3.8 Centaurus KDE

Post by crosscourt » Fri Aug 09, 2019 6:52 pm

My issue is they had a ton of Debian 10 wallpapers but no branded Q4OS wallpapers included with the OS. I show a lot of distros to various people and groups, online reviews and videos are just a few of the reasons to have some branded wallpapers. Its a no brainer in my book and most distros do have branded wallpapers so not that its any huge issue,but its very odd.
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Re: Q4OS 3.8 Centaurus KDE

Post by crosscourt » Sun Aug 11, 2019 5:32 pm

Its also interesting that the screensaver at the login is also Debian branded.
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Post by dai_trying » Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:01 am

If I get some spare time I might see if I can gimp something together and put it forward as a suggestion, I'm sure it could start some others thinking along the same lines. :)

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Post by crosscourt » Mon Aug 12, 2019 5:44 pm

I would appreciate that as I think branding is a must for any distro.
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Re: Q4OS 3.8 Centaurus KDE

Post by crosscourt » Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:25 pm

So far an extremely stable and easy distro to use for everyday tasks. Ive had no glitches at all and support for my Edock and laptop features has been flawless. Given the light resource usage and nice selection of apps, if this continues in the long term it will become one of my steady distros.
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Re: Q4OS 3.8 Centaurus KDE

Post by tlmiller » Sat Aug 17, 2019 4:11 am

I'll be honest, I don't really understand the KDE version of Q4OS. Essentially it's just a KDE respin of Debian. It doesn't really offer anything that Debian doesn't. At least something like Netrunner bundles a newer version of plasma than Debian offers. So it offers SOMETHING. While Q4OS offers a few scripts for installing software easier, it's not like they install software that isn't already available in Debian. As usual, I just don't get the appeal in a "I changed the wallpaper so it's a new distro!!" distro's, which is what I see Q4OS plasma as.

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Re: Q4OS 3.8 Centaurus KDE

Post by dai_trying » Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:31 am

I don't use the Plasma version at all, I was first attracted to Q4OS by trinity and it's low ram footprint, I think the dev's might be heading towards Plasma as the main desktop which (IMO) makes it just another Plasma distro... A shame really, I thought the distro had been going in quite a good direction but now the developing resources will likely be more geared towards Plasma and not trinity which reduces the attraction for me...

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Re: Q4OS 3.8 Centaurus KDE

Post by crosscourt » Sat Aug 17, 2019 5:46 pm

Its a nice alternative to having to install Debian which for many is a problem(speaking to inexperienced users). Many distros are just Debian with a twist like Netrunner and Neptune so why bother. Q4OS has made their KDE a very simple installation offering the basic,minimal and full install with a few other perks like the software center ,otherwise yes its Debian. Netrunner uses testing so other than the different themes and a few added features like the Mint style updating its just Debian as well.
I prefer KDE and to be honest KDE Neon overall for me is the best KDE distro Ive tried so far, but the Q4OS KDE with its straightforward setup/ala Debian is far more stable than Netrunner or Neptune in my experience. Thats why I like it and Trinity doesnt offer what I want from a modern desktop.
Slapping a Q4OS wallpaper on it to me is fine as they created a good respin and it may also lead people to look and try the Trinity version.
The support for Q4OS is good as well so for new users, it offers a good experience.
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Re: Q4OS 3.8 Centaurus KDE

Post by crosscourt » Thu Aug 29, 2019 1:44 pm

Pretty much running it as a Debian 10 install given most of it including themes and screens are Debian anyway. Switched over to Debian wallpapers and such and it runs great so far.
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