How to install GNOME Desktop in Kubuntu 10.04

Kubuntu 10.04 is nothing but the combination of Ubuntu 10.04 and KDE desktop.So application programs or software packages that are installed bydefault is based on kde desktop package.But all other internal structure except some default applications and desktop,kubuntu 10.04 and ubuntu are same.So if you are using kde then you can also install gnome desktop on your computer along with the kde desktop in parallel.Not only desktop you can also use GNOME applications like Gedit(Gnome desktop text editor) or Nautilus(File browser) although KDE has already its own text editor Kwrite and file manager Dolphin.Although KDE is little slower than GNOME desktop but its look is little more pleasant and eye friendly than other desktop such as GNOME or XFCE.

Install Gnome in kubuntu 10.04

Installing GNOME on Kubuntu 10.04
#1.Go to Synaptic Package Manager(If you haven’t install the synaptic package Manager then first install it by using the command – sudo aptitude –without-recommends install synaptic in the terminal/shell) and Search for GNOME.Gnome version 2.30 is the latest stable version and you can install it.First check the box for installation and then click on apply changes to begin the download and installation process.
#2.Now this is the time to wait until the download completes and then installation will begin automatically.It may take few minutes to complete the installation process.
#3.Now you should logout(or restart the computer if it asks) from the current session and at the Kubuntu 10.04 login prompt choose Desktop session as GNOME.Select your user account and Enter your password.
#4.Now you will logged in to GNOME desktop session…Enjoy GNOME!

I hope you have installed the GNOME desktop on your Kubuntu 10.04 successfully ..if any problem occurs let me know through comments…

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  • will

    Kubuntu 10.04 does not come with synaptic package manager, but it does come with KPackageKit (which is not as good imo). When typing in GNOME into the search nothing comes up. However typing gnome in lower-case brings up hundreds of things (mostly language translations for gnome). I am just going to find a command line tutorial because that seems easier at this point.

    • http://sudobits.com rkjha

      Hello Will,Thanks for the comments..Regarding Kubuntu 10.04 –
      First Install Synaptic Package Manager on Kubuntu by using command line
      sudo aptitude –without-recommends install synaptic
      Then install GNOME desktop …