Kubuntu (KDE) together with Ubuntu 9.10

4 12 2009

I really do like the new Ubuntu, but there are some things that KDE has which it doesn’t offer. For one thing, the kio_slaves and Kate, the best free text editor that I used so far. I have considered installing Kubuntu in parallel to Ubuntu, but neither a shared home directory for them nor two home directories sounds intriguing. You can have both desktop environments by apt-get install kubuntu-desktop

Then you’ll be able to select KDE as window manager when logging in to your account. This will also replace the bootsplash theme in your initramfs that you see during bootup with Kubuntu’s theme, though. If you want to get the old one back: sudo update-usplash-theme usplash-theme-ubuntu

While we’re concerned with boot options, fiddling around with grub2 is beginning to grow into a rather complex task. What’s easier: Controlling your boot menu through the Startup manager.

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