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Old 02-08-2011, 11:34 PM   #1
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which is better xubuntu or kubuntu


Hi this Rex and i want to know that which is better to install kubuntu or xubuntu as i have intel core2duo with 4 GB RAm , 320 GB HDD , 1GB nvidia 9500GT Graphics card . Also it is better to install it separately or with window 7 as i have it now and also which is the easier way to install it . Thank u.
 
Old 02-08-2011, 11:39 PM   #2
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read up on difference between kde and xfce (lighter). your setup could certainly handle the heavier kde but it's up to preference
 
Old 02-08-2011, 11:42 PM   #3
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Kubuntu.

It has KDE whereas Xubuntu has Xfce

Actually it is all a matter of preference. I preferred xubuntu because I liked the Xfce environment more than KDE. Xubuntu is designed for lower systems and uses less resources (mainly because it doesn't have KDE).

You have a good system, so if you want something that looks good and is pretty easy to use, go with Kubuntu.

Kubuntu

Xubuntu
 
Old 02-09-2011, 04:18 AM   #4
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I use Xubuntu, since I like the XFCE environment more.

Here's a nice thing for you, you can install Xubuntu and switch to Ubuntu, Kubuntu or any such with ease. You don't have to re-install, only the environment can be re-installed. Have a look here, you'll see that you can use any of the previous mentioned and just switch to some other environment with ease.
 
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Hi this Rex and i want to know that which is better to install kubuntu or xubuntu as i have intel core2duo with 4 GB RAm , 320 GB HDD , 1GB nvidia 9500GT Graphics card .
It's a matter of preference. None is "better".

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Also it is better to install it separately or with window 7 as i have it now and also which is the easier way to install it .
What do you mean? (and BTW Windows ends with an "s". It's the name of the product, not a plural.)
 
Old 02-09-2011, 08:12 AM   #6
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Xubuntu will be better for older hardware, since its lighter. Your hardware is fast enough to run both KDE or XFCE, so it really depends of your preference.

If you wanna have both Windows and Linux I recommend you to install Windows first, because your MBR might be erased and (GRUB gone) if you do the inverse.
 
Old 02-09-2011, 09:23 AM   #7
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You have enough space to install all 3 systems on your PC. This way you can run Kubuntu, Xubuntu and Lubuntu in parallel for some time, and then decide which one fits better your taste.
And, of course, install Windows first.
 
Old 02-09-2011, 09:37 AM   #8
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run Kubuntu, Xubuntu and Lubuntu in parallel
NO!!!

Just install, for example, Xubuntu, and then install KDE and LXDE using the package maanger. Now you should be able to switch between the three desktops at login.
 
Old 02-09-2011, 09:39 AM   #9
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NO!!!

Just install, for example, Xubuntu, and then install KDE and LXDE using the package maanger. Now you should be able to switch between the three desktops at login.
This ends up with having all the packages in single system. Will novice be able to tell KDE's tools from XFCE's tools, if both are available at the same time?
 
Old 02-09-2011, 09:54 AM   #10
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You can set a different Qt theme to easily tell KDE apps apart.
 
Old 02-09-2011, 09:57 AM   #11
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This ends up with having all the packages in single system. Will novice be able to tell KDE's tools from XFCE's tools, if both are available at the same time?
Will the novice be able to easily manage a quadruple boot system with three parallel Linux installs?

There is no problem with running KDE apps in Xfce (or vice-versa) that would require a separate install of each.

Better (in my opinion) to try a Live CD of each, pick one, and go for it.

Last edited by snowpine; 02-09-2011 at 09:59 AM.
 
Old 02-09-2011, 10:04 AM   #12
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Better (in my opinion) to try a Live CD of each, pick one, and go for it.
Yes, this is good way to try, but not to run. First impression is not always right, you know! Sometimes you need to know person more to fall in love with him/her. Linux is the same story.
 
  


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