Tuesday, 23 October 2007

Installing and Switching Between Extra Desktops / Window Managers

You don't have to commit to one Desktop style. You can install GNOME, KDE, XFCE (among others), and just switch between them.

  • GNOME is the desktop used in Ubuntu.
  • KDE is the desktop used in Kubuntu.
  • Xfce is the desktop used in Xubuntu.

To switch between the desktops, log out. When you log back in, click the "session" button and select which window manager you want to use. Easy as pie.

To install, you can use Synaptic Package manager, or apt-get (on the command line). However, these methods don't keep track of dependencies, so it's recommended you use aptitude (on the command line) instead:

sudo aptitude update
sudo aptitude install kubuntu-desktop
sudo aptitude install xubuntu-desktop
Link in title as always, or here.

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