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    installing other desktops vs pre installed desktop?

    Hi,
    Is there any difference in installing xubuntu from scratch over installing ubuntu and then installing xfce? (same goes for installing kubuntu over kde)

    I'm actually running mint 64-bit but I'm thinking of moving too ubuntu (mint feels a little bloated). I installed xfce but I still seemed to have access to gnome settings like window styles etc but this menus just didnt work on xfce which made them a bit redundant.

    Any help much appreciated!

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    Re: installing other desktops vs pre installed desktop?

    If you install gnome (standard ubuntu install) and then

    Code:
    sudo apt-get install kubuntu-desktop
    sudo apt-get install xubuntu-desktop
    Then you will have a pretty simular set-up. (as installing kubuntu/xubuntu/etc), and one of the other desktops. There are some minor art-work differences with each such as a boot up logo, but there are not any major noticeable differences, aside from a few installed packages.

    Ubuntu/Kubuntu/Xubuntu all draw from the same repositories, so aside from whats on the installation CD there is no difference other than the destop will be gnome kde or xfce (or even enlightenment).

    That is the difference, the desktop.

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    Re: installing other desktops vs pre installed desktop?

    Here's a very good tutorial:

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

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    Re: installing other desktops vs pre installed desktop?

    With more than one DE you will probably end up with very much longer and more involved menus in your menu bar or gnome main menu, but apart from that it will make little difference and give you the best of two or three or even four DEs, if you want them.

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