Installing KDE on Ubuntu

I found the following on a Ubuntu mailing list and tried it on the Ubuntu desktop (now upgraded to 7.10 Gutsy). I thought it would be nice to become familiar with KDE as well as Gnome – so it’s got to be worth a try – right?

1. Open a Terminal

2. Type

sudo apt-get install kubuntu-desktop

3. Wait until all of the packages have been downloaded and installed. Half-way through the install process it asked me if I wanted to use KDE as a default (which I don’t), so that was easy to answer. Once finished…

4. Log out and then select KDE session from the Options menu before logging back in. There you go – KDE! Neat, huh?



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