[xubuntu-users] Going from Kubuntu to Xubuntu

Vincent imnotb at gmail.com
Fri May 23 15:24:44 UTC 2008

On 5/22/08, Alberto Zeni <alb.zeni at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello,
> I have installed Kubuntu 8.04 (in dual boot with Win 98 SE) on my
> daughter's old PC (Pentium III 500 MHz, 256 Mb RAM) and I'm pretty satisfied
> of it, but later I considered that, due to the small amount of RAM maybe I
> had better installing Xubuntu, in order to have better performances.
> What do you think about that? Do you suggest me to change? In case I
> change, is it possible to transform my Kubuntu into Xubuntu? (as both of
> them come from Ubuntu), or else I have to uninstall it? And if so, what's
> the right uninstall procedure?
> Can you give me some advice?

If you have Kubuntu installed and enough hard drive space, you can open up
Synaptic Package Manager from Applications->System and then look for the
xubuntu-desktop package. If you install that, you can choose Xubuntu from
the session menu in the login window. Though this probably isn't optimal
performance, you can use this to see if you like Xubuntu. The cleanest way
is probably to do a new installation over your Kubuntu installation, but
that means you will either have to backup or lose all your documents and
(I suppose you haven't installed your /home directory onto a separate

Best Regards,
> Alberto

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