Best way to pull a "side-grade"?
yorvik.ubunto at googlemail.com
Fri Jun 2 16:07:49 UTC 2006
Eamonn Sullivan wrote:
> On 6/2/06, Peter N. Spotts <pspotts at alum.mit.edu> wrote:
>> On Fri, 2 Jun 2006 16:41:47 +0100
>> "Eamonn Sullivan" <eamonn.sullivan at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > On 6/2/06, Peter N. Spotts <pspotts at alum.mit.edu> wrote:
>> > >
>> > > Have I just coined a term? Anyway, after my on-line upgrade this
>> > > morning from 5.10 to 6.06, (the smoothest upgrade I've ever
>> > > experienced! -- after running RH, Mandrake, and SuSE) I noticed an
>> > > XFCE version of Ubuntu. Is there a way to shift "sideways" from the
>> > > Gnome version to the XFCE version without doing a clean install? I
>> > > suspect the answer will be no, but maybe someone a lot smarter than
>> > > I am has figured out how to do it...
>> > It shouldn't be hard:
>> > sudo apt-get install xubuntu-desktop
>> > But, note, that I haven't done this, and I suspect a fair amount of
>> > packages will have to be downloaded, but certainly less than your
>> > 5.10->6.06 upgrade.
>> > -Eamonn
>> Ahh...the light bulb goes off -- uninstall the ubuntu-desktop, then
>> install the xubuntu?
> or just install xubunut-desktop. No need to uninstall. You can have
> both, I believe. I've done that with edubuntu-desktop. Then if you
> don't like xubuntu, you can just go back.
I have gnome, X & KDE installed and just choose which one I want when
I boot up.
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