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Old 04-13-2005, 02:21 AM   #1
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Question KDE on Ubuntu, and other questions.


Hello!

I heard a lot about Ubuntu and I think I will try it. Before that I have some questions:

1. Can I install via apt-get KDE-3.4 on Ubuntu that comes with Gnome? I want to have both KDE/Gnome and don't want Kubuntu.

2. I'm used with Fedora and they have about 2 stable releases per year, how often releses Ubuntu new versions?

3. Do I have to install much software because Ubuntu comes with just 1 cd, so I don't think there are many apps on it.

Thank you!
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Old 04-13-2005, 02:45 AM   #2
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1) yes you can

2) a new release is made every six months

3) it really depends on what software you use , i personally dont need many additional software
http://www.ubuntulinux.org/ubuntu/components
 
Old 04-13-2005, 03:47 AM   #3
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Thank you heema!

I've ordered the CD from Ubuntu because I've had some problems downloading the ISO because of my very bad i-net connection.

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Old 04-14-2005, 03:36 AM   #4
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hi there

instead of upgrading to kde
get kubuntu

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Old 04-14-2005, 10:56 AM   #5
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I guess you didn't actually read his post. He said he wanted both gnome and kde. He also said he didn't want kubuntu.

Ubuntu comes with a lot more software than you may think it does. You'd be surprised how much can be crammed onto a single ISO using good compression. Of course, using the great apt package management, adding additional software is very easy compared to the RPM system you're used to.

You don't need to worry about chasing down dependencies, it takes care of that for you.

You're only problem may be your bad net connection. Keeping your system up to date will require downloading from time to time.

The way Debian systems work is they are meta-distros. Meaning you don't have to install an upgrade cd every time there is a new release. Your system stays totally current by simply doing the apt-get upgrade and apt-get dist-upgrade regularly. This is the greatest thing about Debian and Debian-based distros like Ubuntu. You only have to install it once.

If you have the option I'd really consider getting a better ISP. You'll be glad you did.
 
Old 04-14-2005, 11:07 AM   #6
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u can install kde pacjkages form the cd while using ubuntu

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