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I'm planning to install Linux on my computer. I already resized my partition so I have 40gb dedicated to Linux. I also decided to use the KDE desktop. I used the GNOME desktop in Ubuntu and KDE looks much more appealing.

What distro would you recomend using with KDE? I'm currently downloading Fedora, but if you have a better suggestion, please tell me.

How would I go about installing Linux then the KDE desktop? Any help would be great.

I am also slightly confused. Does Fedora have a desktop at all? Or in 4 CDs it is only a command line?
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Get Kubuntu - Ubuntu KDE-ified...

Fedora ships with gnome by default, but it's fairly easy to get KDE downloaded, installed, and up. FC is 4cds, kubuntu is just one...your call.

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I used Ubuntu before, but the KDE looks much more appealing. Where can I find Ubuntu with KDE? I checked their site before posting and couldn't find it.

What are the differences between Ubuntu and Fedora?
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I used Ubuntu before, but the KDE looks much more appealing. Where can I find Ubuntu with KDE? I checked their site before posting and couldn't find it.

What are the differences between Ubuntu and Fedora?
Ahem. Get Kubuntu. Ubuntu with KDE as default instead of gnome. See http://www.kubuntu.org/

Fedora is alright, I just like ubuntu better (apt-get > rpm's IMO). Fedora is nice though...ubuntu is aimed more at the user, fedora more at guys who know their way around the block...they're awfully comparable.
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I have both Fedora 4 and Mandriva'06 both have GNOME and KDE. I'd say take a look at Mandriva'06. I think its pretty tight.
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I'm trying Kubuntu Live then I will probably install it tomorrow Thanks
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i've explained this on another thread before.....you can install kde onto ubuntu easily, all you need to know are a few simple commands....

open up the console.

type these comands

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt-get install kubuntu-desktop
sudo apt-get install kde
sudo apt-get install kdm
sudo apt-get install amaroK
sudo apt-get install kynaptic

that covers the main packages. If there are any other sopecific programs you are going to need with kde. They are probably in the universal repository. just type:

sudo apt-get install <packagename>

and you can get whatever package you want.
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Originally Posted by HardwaterH4ck3r
i've explained this on another thread before.....you can install kde onto ubuntu easily, all you need to know are a few simple commands....

open up the console.

type these comands

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt-get install kubuntu-desktop
sudo apt-get install kde
sudo apt-get install kdm
sudo apt-get install amaroK
sudo apt-get install kynaptic

that covers the main packages. If there are any other sopecific programs you are going to need with kde. They are probably in the universal repository. just type:

sudo apt-get install <packagename>

and you can get whatever package you want.
I've never seen it, but I already have Kubuntu downloaded and burning
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Turns out I downloaded Kubuntu in German, and I dont feel like downloading it again. I installed plain Ubuntu with GNOME (already had it on disk) and am going to install KDE overtop of it.

Could you give me a more detialed explanation on how to install KDE?

HardwaterH4ck3r: Is that all I will need to get it up and running? The rest are just optional?
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