Re: Switching to SUSE
I myself am considering trying KDE out on one of my Ubuntu machines. While I have to admit that, after I tried Fedora with the Gnome Shell, I prefer unity over the direction that the gnome project has taken, I still cannot say that either Unity nor GnomeShell make me feel at home infront of my screens.
I have a few Mint installs, and in the interest of keeping in touch with the broader Linux environment will also be trying openSUSE, but I don't have time to switch and test everything out there and migrate any of my primary systems. Lubuntu provides some great performance on my primary laptop where I run LXC and KVM for testing, but it isn't very pretty. Ubuntu, Debian and FreeBSD will always be the first three OSes I look to for my servers. But after preferring GTK for many years, I think it's time I give KDE another chance before reconsidering migrating to a completely different distribution.
I've done the whole migrate thing once before. Disgusted when unity took the default desktop position on ubuntu, I spat the dummy and installed Fedora. Unfortunately I had not realised the full extent of the changes gnome had made from v2, and I had forgotten why I had moved away from rpm based distributions in favour of .deb based platforms. In fact, a decade ago, I was so dissatisfied with .rpm based that I ran Slackware for quite a while, and was surprisingly happy with it. But Slackware had some limitations also.
So, after all that...
To install either xfce or kde on a lubuntu system, what is the procedure (commands) for a full default DE? But more than that, what extras would you recommend I install? What are the XFCE or KDE equivalents for the common tools to ubuntu/lubuntu that I should take not of?
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