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Old 04-22-2005, 10:25 PM   #1
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Kubuntu gets a 9.5 out of 10!


I tip my hat to the Ubuntu developers. Ubuntu Warty just plain rocked despite the color scheme which took all of 3 seconds to change. Then just a few days ago I downloaded Kubuntu Hoary and OMG(!!!), I'm totally in love!

My company uses Suse at work which I always felt was a very nice, usable distribution. My daily use of KDE at work made me look at switching from my diehard Gnome roots at home. Ubuntu Gnome was great, but can't hold a candle to Kubuntu. Like the pusher on the corner always said, "try it,...you'll like it".
 
Old 04-23-2005, 03:13 AM   #2
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Ubuntu/Kubuntu are really great for moving people from windows to linux. I'm a KDE fan, but I've only played with regular Ubuntu, now I'll have to try this.
 
Old 04-23-2005, 03:19 AM   #3
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I've only used GNOME, but thanks for your words. Checking this out now! Great words! Thanks.
 
Old 04-23-2005, 09:10 AM   #4
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i am running kubuntu with paakges from ubuntu so now i have

kubuntu+ubuntu

the best of both

regards
 
Old 04-23-2005, 12:50 PM   #5
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Re: Kubuntu gets a 9.5 out of 10!

Quote:
Originally posted by ghight
I tip my hat to the Ubuntu developers. Ubuntu Warty just plain rocked despite the color scheme which took all of 3 seconds to change. Then just a few days ago I downloaded Kubuntu Hoary and OMG(!!!), I'm totally in love!

My company uses Suse at work which I always felt was a very nice, usable distribution. My daily use of KDE at work made me look at switching from my diehard Gnome roots at home. Ubuntu Gnome was great, but can't hold a candle to Kubuntu. Like the pusher on the corner always said, "try it,...you'll like it".



I totaly agree. I just installed Ubuntu and added Kubuntu which I am using right now. I started with SuSE about
9 months ago and now am getting to learn this Debian based distro. I probably will keep SuSE on this computer
but Kubuntu will probably be my main distro from now on. The KDE 3.4 desktop is very nice. I have had Gnome
apps crash in KDE with SuSE but not with Ubuntu/Kubuntu so far. This distro should be a good one for beginners
too.
 
Old 04-25-2005, 06:33 PM   #6
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can some body explain me Ubuntu and Kubuntu. I have been using Mandrake and I like KDE. So does that meant I have to install Kubuntu. If I install Kubuntu then will I not able to acess GNOME. Can somebody shed light on this.
S
 
Old 04-25-2005, 08:23 PM   #7
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i don't see any reason why you shouldn't be able to switch between gnome and kde if both are installed.
 
Old 04-25-2005, 11:23 PM   #8
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Quote:
Originally posted by saurya_s
can some body explain me Ubuntu and Kubuntu. I have been using Mandrake and I like KDE. So does that meant I have to install Kubuntu. If I install Kubuntu then will I not able to acess GNOME. Can somebody shed light on this.
S
kubuntu is kde only
ubuntu is gnome ony
 
Old 04-26-2005, 01:59 AM   #9
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Unless you install the other one.
I am running Ubuntu, with Gnome, KDE and Xfce installed.

I generally use Xfce and the missus uses KDE. Gnome is just there.
 
Old 04-26-2005, 09:44 AM   #10
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Correct. You can install one or the other which default to KDE only or GNOME only, but both are able to run the other WM and the WM centered applications as well with no problems. The software repos are the same.
 
Old 04-26-2005, 10:07 AM   #11
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yes
i installed kubuntu first them i installed all the packages from ubuntu CD and now i have both of them

regards
 
Old 04-26-2005, 10:32 AM   #12
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OK, then what should I do? I am regular user of KDE but I would like GNOME as well. So what is the easiest way for me?
S
 
Old 04-26-2005, 11:55 AM   #13
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here is what i did

installed kubuntu

then got all packages from ubutnu CD as well

thne i did

dpkg -i

there might be a differnt method as well to this but i am new to debin so i could only do this way

also u can add individual packages by adding that cd to sources.list and using apt

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Old 04-30-2005, 01:43 AM   #14
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HOWTO install KDE on Ubuntu and GNOME on Kubuntu without internet connection

To install kubuntu-desktop KDE 3.4 on existing Ubuntu 5.04
insert Kubuntu 5.04 CD
sudo apt-cdrom add
sudo apt-get install kubuntu-desktop
logout | end session
Session or Session Type choose KDE, then login.

To install ubuntu-desktop GNOME 2.10 on existing Kubuntu 5.04
insert Ubuntu 5.04 CD
Ubuntu CD detected choose Cancel
sudo apt-cdrom add
Ubuntu CD detected choose Cancel
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop
logout | end session
Session or Session Type choose GNOME, then login.

With an internet connection you can install:
kubuntu-desktop 67MB/108MB download, uses 312MB additional hd space
sudo apt-get install kubuntu-desktop
ubuntu-desktop 115MB download, uses 542MB additional hd space
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop

So people who would want to do this might include:
-no internet connection available who had cd's mailed to them or burned by a friend
-who plan on installing either one more than a couple times before next release
-rolling it out on multiple desktops in a corporate environment
-dialup users

I have other ubuntu tips, etc here
http://mrbass.org/linux/ubuntu/
 
  


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