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    Question Best way to have Kub and Ubu together?

    Hi, I am a long-time user of Kubuntu, but I am quite disappointed by last release. Moreover, the distro seems to lack innovation, everything new happens only on Ubuntu. I just installed Kubuntu 13.04 64bit, and I would like to try Ubuntu as well on the same system, without losing configurations and so on.
    I wonder if it is safe to just install ubuntu-desktop, or if it becomes a mess, and which is the best way to do this.
    Thanks!
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    Re: Best way to have Kub and Ubu together?

    If you install ubuntu-desktop you will add all the things that were missing to complete a normal Ubuntu installation. You can then switch back and forth between the two desktop environments at the login screen.

    If you need to uninstall Ubuntu and get back to plain Kubuntu, then that is a little trickier But there are instructions on how to do that, too:

    http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/purekubuntu

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    Re: Best way to have Kub and Ubu together?

    Quote Originally Posted by LK_gandalf_ View Post
    Hi, I am a long-time user of Kubuntu, but I am quite disappointed by last release. Moreover, the distro seems to lack innovation, everything new happens only on Ubuntu. I just installed Kubuntu 13.04 64bit, and I would like to try Ubuntu as well on the same system, without losing configurations and so on.
    I wonder if it is safe to just install ubuntu-desktop, or if it becomes a mess, and which is the best way to do this.
    Thanks!
    Most if not all of your configurations are going to be KDE specific and wont be recognized by Unity.

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    Re: Best way to have Kub and Ubu together?

    I have tried that before and there were some weird things going on like Firefox in Unity having Kubuntu's theme. Outside that it worked quite well. I didn't notice any change in my KDE desktop after installing Unity, outside of course a lot of Gnome applications in the menu. So in general it works but I'm not a big fan of mixing DEs.
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    Re: Best way to have Kub and Ubu together?

    If you install the Ubuntu desktop through the software centre or the Kubuntu equivalent then you will also be able to remove Ubuntu desktop through the software centre. Just one click.

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    Re: Best way to have Kub and Ubu together?

    is it possible to separate the ubuntu applications from the kubuntu ones, in the menu? I remember something similar some years ago...
    All over the place, from the popular culture to the propaganda system, there is constant pressure to make people feel that they are helpless, that the only role they can have is to ratify decisions and to consume.
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    Re: Best way to have Kub and Ubu together?

    Quote Originally Posted by LK_gandalf_ View Post
    is it possible to separate the ubuntu applications from the kubuntu ones, in the menu? I remember something similar some years ago...
    I dont know about the Unity menu, but the KDE one can be easily customized. You can either put Gnome programs in a seperate category or eliminate them entirely from the KDE menu.

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