View Full Version : [ubuntu] [SOLVED] how safe is it to install kubuntu-desktop in ubuntu

September 25th, 2008, 05:32 AM
ive been using ubuntu with gnome desktop for a long time

i decided i want to try something new

if i install kubuntu-desktop will it completely mess up my existing gnome desktop?

i have read that i will be able to switch back and forth but will my settings get all messed up when i do?

can i make a new user that uses kde desktop and keep the current user with gnome desktop?

Crafty Kisses
September 25th, 2008, 05:39 AM
I've done it before and it's pretty safe, I've installed KDE 4.1 without any issues and I uninstalled it without any issues, I say go ahead.

September 25th, 2008, 06:45 AM
It's fine. Look at this section:

Playing Around
Enable Desktop Effects
KDE/Gnome Comparison
Install Gnome
Install KDE
Install XFCE
Install IceWM
Install XPDE
Pure Gnome
Pure KDE
A faster KDE
Replacing Nautilus

Of this tutorial:


"Note: Some people may tell you to install KDE using Synaptic Package Manager or apt-get. Using aptitude instead will make KDE easier to remove later if you wish to do so."