Difference between Kubuntu and apt-get kde?

JosephK joseph at oxtedonline.net
Sun Mar 23 19:58:18 UTC 2008

On 20:30 Sun 23 Mar     , Michael Zoet wrote:
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> John Conover schrieb:
> > What's the difference between Kubuntu and Ubuntu with apt-get kde?
> This is IMHO and other people might see it different!
> For me there is no differences in installing KDE on a (GNOME) Ubuntu
> system. Or installing GNOME on a (KDE) Kubuntu System. You can
> configure both systems to behave the same way.  (By using
> update-alternatives.) You can even change a Ubutu server installatiob
> to a Kubuntu/Xubuntu and so on system. And vice versa. You only need
> to know which packages you need to install or deinstall. (Freedom of
> choice ;-).)

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Good explanation John. 

Also, you do not need to install all of KDE on Gnome or vice versa if
all you want are a few apps. Without wishing to start a flame war, I do
not like the KDE desktop but need some KDE apps, eg Amarok. Synaptic (or
apt-get or aptitude) will take care of the dependencies if you wish to
install a KDE app on Gnome or a Gnome app on KDE. But be aware that in
some cases there may be performance issues and, rarely, breakages.

You may also need to manually configure preferred applications.

Regards, Joe

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