Hi Chakra Forums, my first Chakra install was only a few days ago but I will be sticking with it for a while. I started using Linux in 2000 with Debian. Messed around with all sorts of other distros, but never really used anything very long besides Debian, Ubuntu, and Arch and NEVER with KDE (Gnome or Fluxbox). Chakra was the first time I got to try KDE without 17,000,000,000 programs I will never use pre-installed but still have a text editor and it is AWESOME.
Have a nice day,
Last edited by MeGodzillaUDead (2012-03-22 06:15:48)
Hello Chakra folks,
I've been trying Chakra off and on for well over a year now and I really like it a lot. I'm a bit insane with distros (I currently have 25 or so installed - I love exploring the pluses and minuses of all that linux offers). Anyway, what I most like about Chakra is the KDE focus and the roots in Arch. I know that pacman won't always be the package manager, but I do like it (Arch is probably my favorite distro).
I've noticed improvements in every Chakra release and even managed to install it on a GPT formatted second drive recently. Tribe actually pointed me in the right direction there. I think tribe will be the best installer around when it's finally finished. Kudos to everyone involved with this distro!
Hello! Im from Slovenija - Ljubljana and Chakra is my primare distro on my PC at home and notebook. I dont use any other distro for my work and free time at home.
Exelent work - chakra team.
I am from the United States of America and I have recently installed Archimedes 2012.2 and am impressed with the quality of the distribution. From the straight-forward and relatively simple installation to the fine integration of KDE components, I can confidently say it rivals many of the best distributions I have tried.
I have been a longtime user of Mandriva , and now Mageia, but feel Chakra is currently outperforming them both. I have switched over to Chakra and have had no regrets for doing so. For so long (years), every distribution I tried in search of a better alternative to Mandriva ended in disappointment. For the first time, I feel a community has the right ingredients to take GNU/Linux even further. Many of my usual tweaks to get a distribution to operate well are handled organically within Chakra without intervention. Audio is a prime example.
Many congratulations to the development staff and the entire Chakra community for a job well done. Even more impressive is the feeling that improvements are still on the way. I am thankful to have finally recognized what so many of you have known for years.
Hi everyone,i am from Germany and 31 years old. i try linux distros for a while now and switched my complete Home to linux naaa .. ok not complete , i also use Win7 .. its the only "real" Gaming platform atm .
I use Suse 12.1 on my netbook (best hardware support out of the box),Linux Mint 12 KDE on my Second PC (for Wife its easy to use ) and now i am using Chakra on my own PC. I like the idea to use only one Desktop enviroment. KDE is simple and best of all it don`t want to be a smartphone .
I`ve try`d many distro`s but atm the best one for me is Chakra & Magaia. So why Chakra ? i don`t know exactly but the complete focus on KDE (including apps) is realy nice. I had some hardware issues but with this community here i solved almost all of my problems.
So keep up the good work ! You`ve done a realy good Job ! I whish i could help with something but ,im only a User , perhaps i can give some tips to other users
Just installed Chakra for the first time. Best first impression ever. Staying!
Hello everyone, I am from Germany and 18 years old.
Since 2-3 jears before I came to Linux I was a Windows freak and I does not know any thing about Linux, but now I use Arch Linux and I realy like pacman, KISS and ofcourse KDE. I like it to customize and optimize my own system.
Now I see this awesome Chakra Project and I realy like the idea of the KISS and a clean KDE enviroment, but I do not know if I should change to Chakra Linux (It was not easy to setup Arch Linux on my system and before I brake my system I want to be 100% sure if Chakra is the right distro for me).
So some Questions for me are:
Is Chakra Stable (like Arch)?
Why wants Chakra to get a new package manager (In my opinion pacman is very great)?
Last edited by Beelzebub (2012-04-29 18:56:47)
Hi, and welcome to the Chakra forums. Perhaps these links will be of use to you:
http://www.chakra-linux.org/wiki/index. … art_akabei
http://www.chakra-linux.org/wiki/index. … ease_Model
http://www.chakra-linux.org/wiki/index. … _Questions
Cool, thank you very much!
This looks great, maybe I will change to Chakra in the next days.
Last edited by Beelzebub (2012-04-29 19:15:04)
You may also want to read the Chakra Beginner's Guide, http://www.chakra-linux.org/wiki/index. … ners_Guide, before trying to install Chakra.
Also ask yourself why you'd want to change from Arch. If you are completely happy with that install, what do you think Chakra will bring for you?
This is a good question I have asked me too. I think Chakra could be a litle bit more stable than Arch and I realy like the Idea of only Qt software. But you are right I do not realy know if I should change my system and that is the reason that I am searching here for some reasons.. ;-)
..maybe I will find some maybe not. I have already tested Chakra a lots of times on a my PC and now again in a Virtualbox.
By the way I have a Youtube Channel an I have made a video about Chakra. My Channel is named WIM42GNU http://www.youtube.com/user/WIM42GNU?feature=guide
Last edited by Beelzebub (2012-04-29 19:37:13)
Best advice, dual boot. you really only need to have about 10Gb free, next to your Arch install. That way you can really try Chakra for a while, on real hardware.
Now I dual boot Chakra and it works fine. Thanks, good idea to do a dual boot. It is fast like Arch maybe a litle bit faster but fast (My pc is very good). So I will test it for a while..
Last edited by Beelzebub (2012-04-29 21:47:25)
+ fast and good locking
+ very good installer
+ very good KDE integration
+ nice community
- the Bundelsystem - no gtk (only must have gtk apps)
- less user than Arch Linux
- less packages
So I will stay by Arch Linux.
I can not find a reason to change my system..
Thanks for your helpful replies.
Last edited by Beelzebub (2012-04-30 11:41:43)
my name is vinz, I'm 28 years old and I'm from Germany, somewhere in the south.
I'm a more or less active Fedora ambassador/marketing/design guy and work as marketing ninja at a linux consulting and development company.
As I'm not that into coding and developing I hope to give more hands on marketing and PR tasks at Chakra.
I'm new to Chakra, although I've used Linux since the mid-90s. After playing with the made-for-beginner distros that were offered only for sale, I settled in on openSUSE since about version 10.1. I would distro hop for a bit as a dual boot, then go home to openSUSE. While I still think it is a fairly good distro, I've had a bit too many issues with the last couple versions. Tried a couple distros recently and found them wanting, particularly ones based on some modified gnome scheme (maybe I just never figured it out but I just never liked the number of features that could not be user controlled).
Installed Chakra a few days ago. I've had some issues with my CD/DVD that I'm trying to solve in another thread, and I'm still getting used to a few of the Chakra quirks and working wo/ a well-developed GUI-based package management, but there are a lot of nice things to compensate for a bit of patients while I get the kinks worked out. Definitely faster KDE experience, more control, and I really like the semi-rolling release approach.
I'm a college professor (political theory) who is transitioning to stay-at-home-dad and small-scale organic gardener/farmer (we just bought a new property and are starting with getting much of our own food then building from there). I have a toddler & 3 month-old, and after being a reluctant dad, I am very surprised with how much I love it (enough that with my wife earning a higher income and us wanting one of us to stay at home, I made the jump a couple years ago, went back to work so my wife could take off for the 2nd, and now that the school year is done, I'm back to just being dad).
I had contributed to the documentation efforts at openSUSE until the first child was born, and will dip my toe in here (can't do much more at the moment).
As you'll see, I'm living in corn country in the U.S., although being from elsewhere, I never imagined I'd end up in Iowa.
Hello everyone! I installed Chakra 2 days ago and i love it. The first distro i have tried which works with all hardware on my old laptop! I havent used KDE much, but the more i learn of it, the more i like it. I think my distro hopping is over:)
Hello everybody out there!
I'm interested in chakra because I like the idea of using a fast linux with a pure and uptodate flavour of kde. In fact since years I'm unable to decide which OS I should use; so I'm switching constantly between W7, debian, ubuntu with gnome, kde or fluxbox, using OneNote or media-watching with W7, googleearth sometimes with W7 other times with Linux, definitely using digikam with kde and delighting my aesthetic senses with plasma. Certainly kde is a favorite choice one day, but I admit that I'm tired after so many years to struggle permanently with configuration-problems as if the wheel has to be invented newly every few distro-versions.
I'm from southern Germany and I'm very fond of the international community I've found here.
thank you !
Welcome, wolfgang! Being a distrohopper myself I understand well what you're talking about. I don't think you can find a better KDE experience than Chakra's, sometimes you may miss some gtk apps as I do, but in case there's no bundle for your must-have app, you can always dual boot or even use a virtualized Gnome distro inside Chakra.
Hello to everybody
I'm Antonis, I'm from Greece and I'm 34 years old. I'm using GNU/Linux for about three years now but I'm definitely still learning. I started with Ubuntu, then moved to PCLinuxOS, Kubuntu, Netrunner and now Chakra. I wanted a distro that has a rolling nature and KDE of course. I installed it on my laptop without a single issue so far and I'm very happy about it I feel Chakra is going to make me stay and enjoy an amazing project. Thank all of you who have worked hard to make Chakra what it is and I hope I can be able to offer back in the future.
Keep up the good work!
Hello all! \o I too am new to Chakra and am enjoying it immensley. I've been flipping around between Ubuntu, Mint, and Crunchbang since 2008 and up to now have had little interest in KDE. Chakra has changed that. The distro is very quick, especially on my little aging Zareason Teo netbook. It zips quite well!
I also greatly appreciate the work put into the Chakra Wiki and Beginner's Guide. The fit and polish of that really caught my attention.
Semi-rolling release model, I am also enjoying greatly.
Thank you Chakra Team and Community.
I'm from Saarland! Initially I switched from Windows to Linux due to WLAN problems. While searching for solutions, I stumbled upon screenshots from funny ubuntu desktop cubes. Then I saw that there are lots of different distributions and I liked the kubuntu boot splash the most, so I went for this distro. Then on a new laptop I wanted to try out all the special hardware features and tried gentoo. This was funny, but only for a short time, archlinux then was the way faster maintainable alternative. From there I came to chakra as I bought a tablet PC and wanted to use KDE but Xournal and it should look nice, so I came to chakra linux.
I even registerted for the forums quite early but was not really active (everything worked fine, even on other computers, where I came to install chakra). But now I see some problems for the very first time, so I think, it is common courtesy to say hello and to tell my story, before bugging you with my problems
I hope, I can help others, too, but since I almost never came in trouble with chakra (I came in trouble with gentoo, but I guess "emerge world and hope that you'll still have a computer tomorrow" is not the right answer here ), I don't know whether I know enoug solutions to problems, yet.
So just thank you for the great work so far and just carry on!