I had installed Kubuntu 7.04 thinking I'd prefer KDE. I changed my mind and followed the instructions on http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/gnome
to switch to Gnome. I wouldn't mind switching to Ubuntu to stay more mainstream.
I had expected a mixture of Gnome and KDE launcher short cuts, that I could then prune. But I can't recognize any from Gnome. The only obvious difference (at least that I noticed) in the shortcuts is it added Firefox.
Adept manager says there are 33 updates available, but they're all for KDE applications. When I use kconsole to su my account and run synaptic it states I'm running without admin privileges, and doesn't report any updates are available. Huh?
If I click on system it has "about Gnome" and "about Ubuntu" menu entries. System -> Adminstration lists synaptic package manager (but not adept manager). But System -> Preferences -> Main Menu seems like it has only KDE applications. It lists adept manager/updator/notifier but nothing for synaptic etc. I tried using its add new item command to add some standard Gnome applications but I don't know enough to find them.
Do I need to uninstall kubuntu-desktop?
I'd have no problem running ubuntu instead. I have a separate partition for home. What would happen if I installed ubuntu in the root? Would I keep any applications I had separately installed (such as microsoft truetype fonts etc.)