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Old 07-06-2005, 07:53 AM   #1
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what is better ubuntu +kde or kubuntu?

i like ubuntu very much. but i want kde.
is kubuntu the same as ubuntu but with kde ?
or is it better to get ubuntu and then install kde?

where can i get the kde upgrade?

Old 07-06-2005, 08:24 AM   #2
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If you want KDE, just get Kubuntu from the start. "Upgrading" Ubuntu to Kubuntu didn't work for me, and from the posts I see here, it can't be done very well at all. Kubuntu is Ubuntu with KDE, but there are suttle differences in the KDE packages that come in the .iso, so the upgrade packages are a little different.
Old 07-06-2005, 10:36 AM   #3
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put it this way, they wudnt of make kubuntu if it was easy to put KDE onto ubuntu, they did it for a reason.
Old 07-06-2005, 10:51 PM   #4
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If you know what you're doing, you CAN get kde onto ubuntu without too much difficulty. But ubuntu provides you with a choice- if you're a kde person, grab kubuntu. If you like gnome, grab ubuntu. And if you're like me and like another window manager such as xfce, apt-get it.

Personally, I run kubuntu and if there's any gnome app i need, such as gaim, I just apt-get it. I would say that Kubuntu > KDE on ubuntu seeing as it's integrated already.
Old 07-08-2005, 04:53 AM   #5
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if you install ubuntu and then apt-get kde, you will have tons of uneccesary libraries taking up allot of harddrive space and also makes the computer slower (mor libraries to search)
Old 08-06-2005, 04:51 PM   #6
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if u want to install kde on ubuntu:
i put my kubuntu cd in the drive and it asked me and added it as a repositories then i just went i synaptic and installed kubuntu desktop it took care of 150 of the 161 packages!

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Old 08-09-2005, 10:56 AM   #7
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if using Kubuntu and wish to upgrade to KDE3.4.2 add these to the etc/apt/sources.list

deb hoary-updates main
deb-src hoary-updates main
Old 08-09-2005, 09:21 PM   #8
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I have tried it both ways and it is about the same. There is no real effort involved in upgrading ubuntu to kde.

Good Luck
Old 08-10-2005, 05:18 AM   #9
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I've got a pretty n00b question, but I was wondering what real difference it makes whether you use kde or gnome. If I install ubuntu, that is with gnome, can I use all applications available?

Like, for example, I know KDevelop is for KDE, can it be used in gnome as well?

Also, I read on the internet that KDE is more user friendly, but gnome is faster. Is that true?
Old 08-10-2005, 07:28 AM   #10
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Yes, but I think you will need KDE installed as well so that themes work etc..., and kdop works. I prefer gnome because when in KDE, gnome based apps have weird small fonts (if anybody knows how t fix this, please speak up)


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