[xubuntu-users] Going from Kubuntu to Xubuntu

Vincent imnotb at gmail.com
Fri May 23 15:35:14 UTC 2008

On 5/23/08, Vincent <imnotb at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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
> settings.
> (I suppose you haven't installed your /home directory onto a separate
> partition?)

Oh, wait, you're in Kubuntu of course. I suppose you'll have to open up
Adept (?) instead of Synaptic Package Manager.

If not, you can also open a terminal window and type "sudo apt-get install

Best Regards,
>> Alberto
> Best,
> --
> Vincent

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