Written by Garfield Lucas
Firstly please back up anything that is important - as you would with any major upgrade on any computer system!
Then you can either use the Synaptic package manager or in this instance it is probably quicker to install from a Terminal window. First we make sure the system is fully up to date. Simply type one line at a time followed by the return key...
Now your system is ready for Kubuntu. Type...
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
This will install the Kubuntu desktop. The download will take a while because it has to download about a CD-ROM-full of files. It will ask you which login-manager you want to use: gdm or kdm. (Gnome Desktop manager or KDE Desktop manager). Basically this is changes what the login screen looks like. If you prefer KDE (as I do), then choose kdm, if you like Gnome, then choose gdm. If you change your mind later then you can change this later.
sudo apt-get install kubuntu-desktop
After the installation is complete, type...
Again this may take a while. When apt-get is finished, close everything and logout - do not shutdown nor reboot. Once logged out then click on "session" and choose KDE as default. Then you can either log in or shut down as you wish.
sudo apt-get install kde
If you are still dithering, then this is an example of one of my KDE v3.5x desktops - in this instance I am running ThumbsPlus for Windows v7.0 in a Crossover Linux "WINE bottle".
Or click http://www.garfnet.org.uk/coppermine/albums/userpics/10001/20070731-TP1.png
to see it full size. The model is GarfNet's MJay
Last Updated on Thursday, 22 May 2008 14:38