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    Changing Desktop.

    If I go to Settings-Session & Startup-Advanced, I have what appears to be a way to choose KDE or Gnome desktop. My question is, if I choose KDE, would that change anything that would cause me to lose programs or data? And, if I experiment with one of these and decide to put it back to the original desktop ( xfce ) can I do that easily? I'm at the point where I want to try some other things.

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    Re: Changing Desktop.

    Many people start with one desktop environment and gravitate to another. It is not unusual. Here is a web site that you should read.
    http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/whichbuntu
    I have played with Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Lubuntu, and Xubuntu. You can also.

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    Re: Changing Desktop.

    All the data is stored in your home folder. You won't lose anything even if you uninstall the desktop environments you don't use.
    Please mark completed threads as [SOLVED], which lets us find solutions faster!

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    Re: Changing Desktop.

    Sure you can, I myself use both Gnome(2) and Xfce in 10.10 Maverick. Upon login there is an option to choose between which you want to use, I use them both regularly, and it doesn't change or break anything.
    It felt like judgment, but it was only rain.

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    Re: Changing Desktop.

    Thanks for the replies. I'm off to play........

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    Re: Changing Desktop.

    Have fun. I did or should I say I am.

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