View Full Version : [gnome] Enough, I'm throwing in the towel

November 3rd, 2008, 04:21 AM
I've been a loyal KDE user for 6 years now, this KDE 4 is a real pain - no I do not want to start a flame war.

How do I change my box to gnome, within my kde? I have kubuntu 8.04 using kde 3.5 working just right.

I do not want to fight - just to upgrade to 8.10 and use gnome


November 3rd, 2008, 04:25 AM
You can install Gnome with

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop
And if you want to upgrade to 8.10, then here's a link.


November 3rd, 2008, 04:58 AM
Thanks Taurus

I'm downloading now

November 3rd, 2008, 06:56 AM

That was fast, I'm into gnome now
Will update & check out gnome 8.10

Thanks again

November 3rd, 2008, 07:42 AM
Late reply. In mid-October I was checking out the beta 8.10 with KDE4, and yeah, many things I did not like (especially the little skinny black lines that appeared everytime I typed) and the noticeable slow down even with no compiz enabled. I do like some of the new things in Konsole, but it was not enough.

However, I got a decent kernel (2.6.26) and the new apt by going to Debian Lenny and a very sry KDE 3.5.10. on my old computer. That would be another option. It was a very slick install, and not that hard to get my preferences set up and my scripts all work. Debian testing - Lenny is much more stable than K8.10. I used the Oct 06 build.

(No flames, I still have Hardy 8.04 on the new computer. I might try kde4.2)

peace, Mark