[Smaug] Interesting linux test

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Thu Dec 22 13:10:01 PST 2005

Quoting Thomas Leavitt (thomas at thomasleavitt.org):

> I didn't know that a kubuntu existed... I'll have to check it out... I'm
> in the middle of installing ubuntu (breezy badger) onto a PII-233 with a
> 10 gig HD that I'm going to offer up for $50 on craigslist with an hour
> of tutoring.

A point that's often misunderstood:  Kubuntu and Ubuntu are the same thing. 

The "Ubuntu" installation CD install the OS base set plus desktop
metapackage "ubuntu-desktop" (comprising a bunch of individual GNOME packages).

The "Kubuntu installation CD installs that _same OS base set_ plus desktop
metapackage "kubuntu-desktop" (comprising a bunch of individual KDE packages).

Therefore, what you probably want to do after completing installation of
the Ubuntu v. 5.10 "breezy badger" packages is:

$ sudo apt-get install kubuntu-desktop

Then, you'll have both desktop metapackages.

Also useful to know about for (in particular) laptop users:  Kanotix, MEPIS.

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