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    hiya guys,
    I'm thinking of running a linux distro on a virtual machine, does anyone have any suggestions about which distro? At the moment, I'm leaning towards something KDE.
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    for what purpose? a specific job/task? day-to-day computing? testing things? just to try it out?
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    Just to try out really
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    Do you want to stick with something similar to Windows, something more familiar? Or try something potentially better?
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    Like I said, at the moment I'm looking for something KDE based.
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    well, I run Ubuntu on my desktop. There's a KDE version called Kubuntu.

    Something you might consider is that many distros are "live" (meaning they can be run from CD/flash drive without being installed). I know you're talking about running a virtual machine, but if you want to know what a particular distro can do with your whole machine, it's a great, no-risk way to find out.

    Can I ask why you're focused on KDE? portability?
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    I'll take a look at kubuntu,
    The reason I'm looking at KDE is personal preference really, I might take a look at some gnome based stuff as well.
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    I guess I'd better elaborate more here, I'm basically looking for a fast operating system to run on a small machine. After some research, it looks like gnome is pretty fast.
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    Just about any distro will be very fast, especially compared to something like windows. Linux is just so lightweight. If you're looking for a similar desktop experience, [k]ubuntu is a good starting point.

    When I switched, I already used graphics programs that were available on both windows and linux - Linux saw a 3 - 4x improvement in speed, easy. It's also great to be able to (mostly) ignore viruses, and actually be productive from the command line.
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    I know a couple of guys who are fans of Ubuntu, apparently it has the widest community of application development out of the lunx distros, so I'll take a look at it.
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