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i dont like gnome how do i change to KDE

Asked by Charlieb000 on 2011-03-12

i can add the KDE interface via packages but i think i might be missing parts because i am only able to select individual items, andonly the dependencies will be added. how can i add a family of packages as i can click one that depends on KDE but there are others that are good to have in KDE but wouldnt be added because they are not depended on.... perhaps you can add a new item called "KDE experience" which would add all the default KDE packages because of dependencies.

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Charlieb000
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2011-03-17
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2011-03-17
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2011-03-13

Please install the package:

kubuntu-desktop

Then choose it at login (look at bottom of login window)

Björn Eklund (bjeklund) said : #2

Trying to install kubuntu desktop now.
Can you do the same to install ubuntu desdtop if you run kubuntu?

Yes install the:

ubuntu-desktop

package and choose at user login

here is my review between KDE/GNOME, in my limited time using it.
Kubuntu 10.10
Ubuntu 10.04

The KDE desktop (in Kubuntu) is quite underdeveloped, many of the basic programs seem more smarter in the GNOME desktop (battery info for one! and the system monitor overlays graphs saving enough space to go into menu bar) exceptions are Kate and the KDE package manager (because this one allows me to install pagages from the CDrom where as the gnome one only allows internet as the source which is why i downloaded Kubuntu 10.10 because i had to download anyway - Ubuntu is bad for standalone machines)