Kubuntu vs .Ubuntu

Art Alexion art.alexion at verizon.net
Thu Mar 8 16:56:15 GMT 2007


On Saturday 03 March 2007 21:09, Man-Chicken wrote:
> > yes I my base install was ubuntu edgy but I dual boot between just
> > the two desktops kde & gnome, have a mail account in each etc, the reason
> > is I used to use Mandrake which uses kde desktop so I was more familiar
> > with kde not that I had anything against gnome, just wanted to experiment
> > some see which one I really preferred over some period of time
> >
> > --
> > iddingdj04 at comcast.net
>
> Why dual boot?  You can use both desktop environments on the same machine
> at the same time if you so choose.  No need to dual boot.  There is no
> Ubuntu vs. Kubuntu, they're the same thing with different desktops.
>  They're even run by the same group of people.

Yep.  There are two ways to do this.  You log into kde or gnome via your 
session manager gdm/kdm, or you can run gnome apps in kde or kde apps in 
gnome.  When you do the latter, e.g. run a gnome app in kde, the required 
gnome libraries are loaded into memory, so you should log into the desktop 
that you plan to use primarily.
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