Should I?

NoOp glgxg at
Wed Feb 13 03:14:43 UTC 2008

On 02/12/2008 06:24 PM, Leonard Chatagnier wrote:
> --- Willis Taylor <gods-servant at> wrote:
>> I have been very pleased with the support team for
>> Ubuntu and my first 
>> full fledged Ubuntu machine is running very well due
>> to the help of the 
>> folks on this forum.  I thought to be fair I would
>> test Kubuntu 7.10 on 
>> my other machine and did a duel boot there.  I seem,
>> however, to be lost 
>> on the Kubuntu and it seems to be less developed. 
>> The driver on this 
>> system for my ip4300 Canon was a snap but the only
>> Pixma ip printer 
>> supported in the Kubuntu is the model 4000.
>> I'm considering erasing the partition and installing
>> Ubuntu on it also.  
>> I can't seem to get any answers to amount to very
>> much on the other list 
>> and you gents are Johnny on the spot.  What should I
>> do?
> To each his own. I came to ubuntu from kubuntu for the
> same reason you did.  I prefered the kubuntu-desktop,
> seemed easier to use than ubuntu desktop, no flame
> intended. I am currently using ubuntu-desktop and
> getting used to it because of either a flaky alternate
> cd I burned or a flaky computer and having to install
> all the programs piece by piece. I can't comment to
> intelligently on you driver problem but know there are
> drivers other than cups which may have it but let the
> experts have their say.  Personally I have Ubuntu
> installed with the Kubuntu-desktop added and can use
> either one as I choose.  This comes in handy when I
> get instructions that I can't readily relate to in
> Kubuntu, then I just switch to Ubu.  I may be wrong
> but I would think that the module/drivers would be
> available to both.  Can't go wrong by having both. 
> Have fun,

And that's the beauty of Ubuntu (you can install both). I *much* prefer
Gnome, but use multiple kde apps (Krdc, Kexi, Kstars etc) on Gnome
without any problems.

For Willis: cups supports many Pixma printers now - I have an MP750 and
previously was using TurboPrint. However after cups added the MP750 I've
just been using that. If you have a problem in kde getting the printer
going (you shouldn't), try installing it in Gnome & when you switch to
your kubuntu desktop it should be there - I don't think that switching
to a kde desktop will change the cups printer settings.

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