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Re: [vox-tech] Converting to Kubuntu
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Re: [vox-tech] Converting to Kubuntu

On Tue 05 May 09,  8:17 AM, Chris Jenks <chris@jenks.us> said:
> On Sat, 2 May 2009, Peter Jay Salzman wrote:
> > Dear all,
> >
> > This summer I plan on building a new workstation and I think I'm going to
> > install Kubuntu instead of Debian.
> >
> > Has anyone here made this switch?  Any thoughts or comments about whether
> > Kubuntu met/didn't meet your expectations?
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Pete
>    Several years ago I started switching my workstations from debian to 
> ubuntu and have been happy. The only comments I would add to everything 
> already said is that I recommend going with the more stable Intrepid 
> version (8.10) rather than the version released last week (Jaunty, 9.04). 
> Two of my four worstations had serious issues with the new release. A 
> month from now 9.04 should be pretty stable.
>    Regular (Gnome desktop) ubuntu comes with an alternate install CD which 
> uses debian's ancient, robust text-based installer. If kubuntu has this 
> too I think you will be much happier with this than with the graphical 
> installer, which is much slower and less flexible. However, if you just 
> want to see what the kubuntu will look like and that it will work, the 
> graphical install CD will also produce a working KDE desktop environment 
> run from the CD itself.
> Chris

Thank you for such great responses, everyone.

I definitely plan on installing K/Ubuntu as soon as classes are over (and I
think I'll take Chris's advice on the installer because I'm pretty sure he's
spot on with that).

Truth be told, I'm desktop agnostic.  I currently still use Enlightenment,
but am going to force myself to switch to a desktop manager.  Gnome looks
prettier IMO, but I'm more familiar with KDE (and have heard it's more
configurable, but that's not always a good thing).  I guess I'll base my
decision on the installer.  :)


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