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Old 04-07-2009, 09:26 AM   #1
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Question Why would I want Kbuntu instead of Ubuntu?


I resently installed Ubuntu & Kbuntu on a 2nd pc. I prefer Ubuntu being an old UNIX guy. Why would I want to use Kbuntu instead?
 
Old 04-07-2009, 09:39 AM   #2
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not an introduction to yourself. moved to Linux - Newbie.

how does using Ubuntu make you an "Old" unix guy? only difference is one patronizing DE (GNOME) Vs another (KDE).
 
Old 04-07-2009, 09:56 AM   #3
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On the other hand, you can install whatever DE you prefer in plain Ubuntu, I guess. But maybe there's something I am not considering. After all I am not an Ubuntu user.

Using Gnome doesn't make anyone and old unix user. Using gnome just reduces the functionality and configurability of your desktop. Whether that's a good or a bad thing will highly depends on the user, but is not related to being old school or not.
 
Old 04-07-2009, 10:14 AM   #4
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You'd want to use it if you preferred KDE over Gnome.
 
Old 04-07-2009, 02:43 PM   #5
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Using Gnome doesn't make anyone and old unix user.
Especially since Gnome appeared on the scene after KDE.



You won't get a better answer than what AlucardZero said.
 
Old 04-07-2009, 03:31 PM   #6
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I don't want to quibble----well, maybe just slightly....

We can't tell you what you want---much less WHY you want it.......

Seriously, you can install KDE on a default Gnome system---and vice-versa. You can then log into both of them and switch with ctrl-alt-F7 (F8, F9, etc.)

But the REAL answer to the KDE vs Gnome debate is............XFCE!!
 
Old 04-07-2009, 04:08 PM   #7
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Some people use KDE because they use more KDE apps. Some distro's don't confine you to a single desktop and sync the menu's between them. Canonical gives away CDs so they slimed down what they offer on that CD to a single desktop environment by design. Which makes sense for them.
 
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I don't want to quibble----well, maybe just slightly....

We can't tell you what you want---much less WHY you want it.......

Seriously, you can install KDE on a default Gnome system---and vice-versa. You can then log into both of them and switch with ctrl-alt-F7 (F8, F9, etc.)

But the REAL answer to the KDE vs Gnome debate is............XFCE!!
I never understood the point in a different distro just for a different default DE... so petty.
 
  


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