[xubuntu-users] I want to install Xubuntu without loosing anything

Yorvyk yorvik.ubunto at googlemail.com
Tue Aug 3 18:49:32 UTC 2010

On Tue, 3 Aug 2010 11:41:10 +0200
Vincent <mailinglists at vinnl.nl> wrote:

> On Mon, Aug 2, 2010 at 10:16 PM, Terry Talim <melanyor at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I currently have xubuntu installed on my computer, but I have seen it
> > mentioned that the desktop which follows the Ubuntu software is easier for
> > former windows users.
> >
> > I am a complete newbie in linux so use small words when explaining
> > I want to try the Ubuntu without deleting anything from my computer, like
> > it's done with windows. Only, I have a xubuntu running, but I don't want to
> > delete that. Just try the Ubuntu.
> >
> > Also, if i like the Ubuntu, I want to install that without loosing anything
> > of my work on the computer.
> >
> > Can anyone help me?
> >
> Hi Terry,
> I would mostly recommend Charlie's method of burning Ubuntu to a CD, and run
> that. That way, you do not need to install anything.
> If you can't burn CD's or don't feel like doing that for whatever reason, I
> would open Applications->Ubuntu Software Center (or
> Applications->Add/Remove... if you're using an older version of Xubuntu) and
> install "The Ubuntu desktop system". You can then, from the login screen,
> click Sessions and select GNOME to run Ubuntu, and Xfce to get back to
> Xubuntu again.
I tried using the Software Centre but, couldn’t find the Ubuntu Desktop in there.

> Best,
> -- 
> Vincent
> PS. Yorvyk's advice contains a little error so won't work, but the above
> method is recommended for you anyway :)
That’s not a little error, that’s a proper BIG error :D Oops!

	sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop

is what it should have been.

Steve Cook (Yorvyk)


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