kubuntu-dekstop (was Re: How to su)

Chris Halls chris.halls at credativ.co.uk
Sat Mar 26 11:22:39 UTC 2005

On Friday 25 Mar 2005 19:53, Ian wrote:
> I've been using warty warthog and read that in hoary hedgehog there is
> a package called ubuntu-kde-dekstop or something to that extent.  

That's kubuntu-desktop

> how 
> does kubuntu compare to simply apt-getting this package from the
> regular hoary release?  

There's no big difference but you end up with quite a lot of functionality 
duplication because you often have two tools to do the same job - e.g. gnome 
system tools and knetworkconf for network interface configuration.

> I prefer to have multiple desktop 
> environments/ window managers for different tasks anyway and don't
> mind the added work of setting it up.

I guess you don't really need to have two of everything so you might like to 
take a look at kubuntu-desktop's dependencies and only install those packages 
that interest you instead of installing everything.  Start with kdebase and 
kubuntu-defaults for a minimal KDE environment.


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