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Old 01-23-2008, 07:49 AM   #1
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Install Guide for Kubuntu?

Hello all. I'm the guy from this thread who wanted to know about installing from a pure, clean formatted HD.

In any event, my computer arrives today and while my original plan was to install Ubuntu, I've been thinking about switching to Kubuntu instead. I know that as distros go, these are among the more "simple" to use, etc. While I was suggested some very helpful Ubuntu install guides, I couldn't find any for Kubuntu.

My question is does Kubuntu install basically the same as Ubuntu (i.e., just answer the questions and click, dummy), or is there more to it?

Thanks again for all the very helpful hints and suggestions.
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Yes it installs the same way. Ubuntu has a Gnome desktop, Kubuntu is the same basis but with a KDE desktop.
Old 01-23-2008, 08:35 AM   #3
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As arochester pointed out basically ubunty and kubuntu only differ in the desktop environment. The installation process should be the same.

AnywayYou can install Ubuntu and later on add KDE, or you could install Kubuntu and add Gnome later on, so that at the login screen you could choose which one you want to log into.

Don't be scared of installing, it's really easy It doesn't get very technical during the installation.

Have fun with either of them

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Old 01-23-2008, 10:08 AM   #4
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Thanks. It's hard stepping off the M$ cliff after decades of use.

It's my understanding that KDE 4.0 is not included with Gutsy, is that true?

Thanks again.
Old 01-23-2008, 11:32 AM   #5
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KDE4 is not included in Gutsy but can be added e.g. instructions here:


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