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Is it possible to switch between different window managers in Ubuntu? Say, I wanted to install Kubuntu to have KDE, does that mean I can also run GNOME or not? ...
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- 05-18-2006 #1
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- 05-18-2006 #2
Yes, it's possible to install different desktop environments and window managers with Ubuntu. You install them the same way you do everything else:
sudo apt-get install XXXXX
- 05-18-2006 #3
- 05-18-2006 #4
Ubuntu is pretty straight forward.
You want to install KDE and the usual desktop that comes with it? Then
sudo apt-get install kubuntu-desktop
For XFCE4 it's
sudo apt-get install xubuntu-desktop"To express yourself in freedom, you must die to everything of yesterday. From the 'old', you derive security; from the 'new', you gain the flow."
- 05-18-2006 #5
what i mean is......is there a way of looking up the names of the applications you want to install?
- 05-18-2006 #6Originally Posted by nikolaosCode:
sudo apt-search XXXXX
- 05-18-2006 #7
easiest way is to use the Synaptics Package Manager in the System > Administration Menu. you can scroll through, search, and install straight from there.Desktop: Dual Xeon 2.8 GHz 1.5 GB RAM Ubuntu/XP Pro
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- 05-18-2006 #8"To express yourself in freedom, you must die to everything of yesterday. From the 'old', you derive security; from the 'new', you gain the flow."