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    KDE & GNOME together ?

    Can I use KDE & GNOME together ? How to install KDE, i use Ubuntu !
    sudo apt-get install kubuntu-desktop ? Would that be right code for this ?
    Am I going to be able to choose KDE or GNOME, when i boot ubuntu ? !
    Well i just want to try KDE, Gnome is also cool, and i love Gnome more than KDE
    Last edited by EnesTesla; March 2nd, 2013 at 08:07 PM.

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    Re: KDE & GNOME together ?

    Yes, you can make it so that every time you boot up Ubuntu you can choose if you want KDE or gnome. Both are good options however KDE is definitely more advanced then a normal Ubuntu setup.

    I personally think that if Canonical installed the "Nautilus Actions Extra" package by default, then Ubuntu would be a winner. KDE is to busy, and the normal Ubuntu setup is to simplified.

    Code:
    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kubuntu-ppa/backports
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install kubuntu-desktop
    Last edited by ezcomputersolutions; March 2nd, 2013 at 08:45 PM.

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    Re: KDE & GNOME together ?

    if you dont want to install all the junk that comes with kubuntu you can just install kde..
    sudo apt-get install kde-standard
    its just the desktop with a few of the core apps.
    or
    sudo apt-get install kde-full
    for kde desktop and all the kde apps.

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    Re: KDE & GNOME together ?

    The application menu gets a bit crowded , but other than that I worked fine the last time I tried it.
    Infinite diversity in infinite combination.

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    Re: KDE & GNOME together ?

    I would use the software center to find the right KDE package. You'll have to type in "kubuntu plasma" to find them. If you just want to mess with KDE then I suggest kubuntu-desktop. After software center installs it, you should be able to select which desktop you want (Gnome or KDE). This worked when I tried it.

    P.S. KDE looks cool, but Gnome just fits Ubuntu.

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