ubuntu to kubuntu

Asked by NateMaster on 2009-03-11

   Hello friends, I have ubuntu 8.10 installed on my laptop. And I heard that you can go into the Synaptic Package Manager and pick Kubuntu-Desktop. Now, I was planning on doing so when I though, "What if I don't get the same applications?"
   My Q: is

   When I installed Ubuntu, I had to go into the Synaptic to install Audacity. Now, once I install the Kubuntu-Desktop (in Synaptic) will I have to install Audacity again or will it already be there? Same with my files. Will they still be in My Documents, or do I have to move them over manually?

   Thanks guys have a good day!


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Best Andy Ferguson (teknostatik) said : #1

Everything you had will still be there. You're just adding KDE to your existing selection of packages.



Craig Huffstetler (xq) said : #2

All of your documents will still be there (they will be in /home/username). Even when you boot up, you just select which window manager (for example, Gnome or KDE) when presented with the login screen as your as your "Session Manager." At this point you can choose whether to use it as default or not. You can always change it later from the login screen.

REMEMBER: You will not loose any data. All of your data will be accessible in KDE. It's just a window manager like Gnome.

You can install KDE related packages directly from Synaptic at any time, even while in Gnome. Just search for "kde" and you will find a majority of them to install. I recommend installing "kubuntu-desktop." Then just sort through the kde packages (after searching for "kde") for anything that might interest you. For example: Kate is a great text editor (like GEdit).

A great guide can be found here:




Thanks Andy Ferguson, that solved my question.