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Userong 09-24-2006 08:36 PM

couple beginner questions.
I may install Ubuntu because im still linux beginner. i have a couple of questions:

*which boot loader does Ubuntu use; is lilo offered?

*Does Kubuntu include everything Ubuntu has, but runs KDE rather than GNOME?

*Which graphical interface does Xubuntu use? does it also include everything Ubuntu does, or less things?

*Would i be able to switch from KDE, to GNOME, to fluxbox, etc. anytime?

dogged28 09-24-2006 08:53 PM

try both the live cd's and also visit the ubuntu home page.
you can use either grub or lilo.
yes to kde instead of gnome.
uses xfce desktop environment.
i believe so on the last one but i'm not sure.
i found this info with google (fyi). i do suggest you try the live cd's and before you do an install, please backup your drive. hope this helps you....let me know how it goes.

Userong 09-24-2006 08:59 PM

thank you; i will try the live cd. So is the original download from the ubuntu site already a liveCD but has the option to install it? because i dont see a linux liveCD download.

*Would it work if i install the normal Ubuntu and download KDE from there rather than downloading Kubuntu?

craigevil 09-24-2006 09:05 PM

You can install KDE, Gnome, XFCE; then choose the one you want to boot to at login.

dogged28 09-24-2006 09:23 PM

ubuntu and xubuntu have two cd's:live (original) and alternate. you don't want to use the alternate. use the live/regular distro. dowload it, burn it, boot to it in you rom. it'll run in memory without touching your harddrive. it does require atleast 128megs of ram though. at the desktop you'll have two icons 1. examples and 2. install to hd. craigevil is right. they have their default desktops but like with other distro's, you can add and choose different ones. the ubuntu home page also has a decent small users guide too. read it, run the cd and play. also, there are many distros out there with live cd's, play with those too. i played with a few before i chose ubuntu. the install to hd is easy with a good gui that'll ask a few questions and walk you through the install.

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