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Butch38
May 6th, 2007, 01:00 PM
I purchased The Official UNBUNTU BOOK which has the 6.06 LTS on a DVD.

I am sight impaired (Glaucoma + Cataracts)

I have a connection speed of 5,661kbps downstream and 754 kbps upstream.

I have always preferred KDE over GNOME and found where I could download KUBUNTU 7.04
I was able to get the CD and have burned the ISO. setting the screen size actually carried worked
in KDE -- where the aforementioned 6.06 when setting the F4 key display for 640x480 when it gave
me the desktop screen after doing it's setup I could not read the small lettering on anything on the screen.

KDE carried the setting in and was readable.

I attempted to dowload the DVD for KDE704 which states it is about 4.29GB which might take 3 or 4 hours but the USA that I was working from which might be the ony site to have the KDE 704 i386 DVD ony gives a file of about 384,794KB -- so I had tried befoe using bit torrent for something and found that it didn't work well -- I again installed it today and have it trying to get the file but it either has throttles I took it off auto detect and moved the sliders tothe far right.

I am getting a max downstream with bit torrent of 292.1kbps and it is saying that it is going to take 2 days...

I am using version 5.07 Bit Torrent --

Do hope someone can shed some light on where I might go with either WS_FTP PRO client to get it or my webbrowser --

Thanks in advance,

Butch38

aysiu
May 6th, 2007, 05:13 PM
Why are you downloading the Kubuntu DVD? Why not the CD?

Or, better yet, why download a CD or DVD? Why not just install KDE directly?

Paste this command into the terminal (http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/terminal), and you'll have KDE:
sudo aptitude update && sudo aptitude install kde-core kde-guidance kdm For details on how to pick KDE once it's installed, read this:
http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/kde

Butch38
May 6th, 2007, 08:27 PM
Why are you downloading the Kubuntu DVD? Why not the CD?

Or, better yet, why download a CD or DVD? Why not just install KDE directly?

Paste this command into the terminal (http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/terminal), and you'll have KDE:
sudo aptitude update && sudo aptitude install kde-core kde-guidance kdm For details on how to pick KDE once it's installed, read this:
http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/kde

Thank You, Thank You for your very helpful response.

I shall try to be BRIEF in my answer to your questions of WHY?????

I never focused on learning command line inputs in HIGH LEVEL computer
languages. I still use routines in a DOS shell in WIN XP PRO and some utility files
that are ML (Machine langage) COM files. When I was 20 years old 49 years ago
I was breadboarding circuitry that I had laid out on paper first to develop a digital array
with a newly discovered device called a transistor. In 85 I connected with a group that
was developing UNIX -- it just really didn't excite me -- now 30+ years later my absoring
new material that I read; which is hampered by eye maladies (uncureable) -- it appears
that my sole function in life is to ask stupid questions about downloading software made
available by one of 352 Linux Distributions in either CD or DVD ISO's when I could have
learned to use command line inputs.

I wonder why UBUNTU group don't step back -- PRAY!!.

For those of you that know the command line inputs to bring about
a KDE or some other theme desktop. Perhaps the FOREST really only
needs to be a FEW TREES..

I have set my browser homepage to www.psychocats.net/ubuntu

Thank you

Butch38

aysiu
May 6th, 2007, 10:22 PM
Well, technically, you don't even need to use the command-line.

You could go to System > Administration > Synaptic Package Manager

Here's another site for you to bookmark:
http://www.monkeyblog.org/ubuntu/installing

Butch38
May 6th, 2007, 11:00 PM
Well, technically, you don't even need to use the command-line.

You could go to System > Administration > Synaptic Package Manager

Here's another site for you to bookmark:
http://www.monkeyblog.org/ubuntu/installing

WOW another fantastic read thank you...


Butch38
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