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Old 07-31-2011, 01:44 PM   #1
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Need guidance. Need to change from Ubuntu to Xubuntu. Please

Greetings all,

A couple of weeks ago a friend of mine ask me to install Ubuntu to her lappy because a profesor on her college ask her to install it for a subject. So I installed Ubuntu along with Windows (dual boot).

Installation was good, but now she is a little confuse on how to use it (I warned her) and a couple of classmates told her to install Xubuntu, which (they said)is more user friendly.

So I have the lappy back, but I need guidance on how to do this.

Should I just installed it along with Windows and Ubuntu?

Is there a way to somehow convert Ubuntu into Xubuntu?

Partition deletion sounds a little bit risky and I'm not even getting paid to risk this lappy.

Thanks in advance all.

Sorry for the bad english. Spanish is my native language.
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You can easily install the Xubuntu with a few commands
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install xubuntu-desktop
After the installation you should be able to use the XFCE option in your display-manager (login window).
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Ehrm...ubuntu is a Linux, that uses Gnome as desktop. Now, I use Arch, and faced something similar. I installed XFCE on the system. Now I get a choice (at login) of desktop to use. I suspect this to be similar to Ubuntu.

In reality (and I had to come to terms with that myself) the desktop and whatever else stand loose from each other.

I'd install XFCE alongside the Gnome and choose XFCE at login.


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Thanks both.

Great advice. Gonna do it right now.



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