NEW - KDE in Ubuntu

Ed Smits ed.smits at
Wed Nov 15 21:43:52 UTC 2006

along the same lines - is the Linux underneath Ubuntu the same as
under Kubuntu etc? I mean the non-GUI stuff? I've had no problems
installing Ubuntu and then adding KDE as an optional desktop, worked
like a charm, but installing Kubuntu fresh didn't work nearly as well,
seeming to indicate differences in the base systems.



2006/11/15, Derek Broughton <news at>:
> Renaud (Ron) Olgiati wrote:
> > On Wednesday 15 November 2006 00:12, my mailbox was graced by a missive
> >  from "maman durahman" <durahman at> who wrote:
> >
> >> IMHO. UBUNTU is at the begining with GNOME as windows manager. Then for
> >> the one who love KDE instead of ubuntu they make KUBUNTU (ubuntu with kde
> >> windows manager).
> >
> > Does Kubuntu come with all the same packages as Ubuntu, or are the Gnome
> > progs replaced by the KDE equivalents ?
> It doesn't _come_ with all the same packages.  If you get a CD it is either
> Gnome or KDE (or even other options), but there's no room for both.
> However, once it's installed, and you update from the net, all of the same
> packages are available.
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> derek
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