[SATLUG] Linux as a Desktop and more expertise

Alan Lesmerises alesmerises at satx.rr.com
Fri Jul 24 20:58:12 CDT 2009


Kenneth Cluck wrote:
>  Yeah that should work no problem, as far I as I know the only real
> difference between each is the desktop environment so regular Ubuntu with
> KDE really is Kubuntu
>
>   ----- Original Message -----
>   From: "Robert Pearson"
>   To: "The San Antonio Linux User's Group Mailing List"
>   Subject: Re: [SATLUG] Linux as a Desktop and more expertise
>   Date: Fri, 24 Jul 2009 19:35:03 -0500
>
>
>   On 7/24/09, James Tiner wrote:
>   > On Fri, 2009-07-24 at 18:41 -0500, James Tiner wrote:
>   > > On Fri, 2009-07-24 at 10:46 -0500, Kevin Buckner wrote:
>   > > > I never used Kubuntu but I would like to have ubuntu to put on
>   my laptop
>   > > > instead of using
>   > > > Vista. I see the value of going totally linux and want to do
>   > so even if it
>   > > > means no wifi.
>   > > > That is the only thing I dont know for sure what I would do
>   > without is wifi.
>   > > > I
>   > > > am not anti windows just very pro-linux for a desktop
>   > > >
>   >
>   >
>   > By the way, you may not know that you can switch between the
>   various
>   > *buntu distros by typing something like:
>   >
>   > sudo apt-get install kubuntu-desktop
>   >
>   > or
>   >
>   > sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop
>   >
>   > or
>   >
>   > sudo apt-get install edubuntu-desktop
>   >
>   > etc...
>   >
>   >
>   > --
>
>   Does this work both ways? Does "apt/apt-get" have that capability?
>
>   I know I can do:
>   sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop
>
>   and then do:
>   sudo apt-get install kubuntu-desktop
>
>   but if I wasn't happy with kubuntu could I do:
>   sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop
>
>   and get back to ubuntu?
>
>   Being able to reload would be a great feature to have.
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Once you install KDE, I didn't think it uninstalls Gnome, does it?  
Can't you have both installed at the same time and choose which to use 
when logging-in?  I can do that under SuSE ...

Al Lesmerises



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