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how to install KDE in ubuntu 10.10


If you are a beginner Ubuntu User then you should know that Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat or any other version of Ubuntu uses GNOME as Default Desktop,but if you want to install KDE on Ubuntu 10.10,then it’s very simple because all the Linux based systems are perfectly modular.In general I like GNOME much as compare to other Desktops like KDE,LXDE,XFCE…. but it’s totally personal experience if you want KDE desktop in Ubuntu then just follow the simple steps given below.Many Ubuntu users agree on this point that KDE has better look as compare to other desktop.If you are a KDE Fan then there is one more point – A dedicated version of KDE+Ubuntu 10.10 = Kubuntu 10.10 is also available.

Installing KDE Desktop on Ubuntu 10.10

KDE can be installed in many ways but the best method is to install it from Synaptic package Manager.Before installing KDE you should select the package i.e Standard,Minimal or Full,because KDE desktop also contains KDE based applications.So choose the package you need.Then mark the left box in synaptic package manager and click on Apply to Begin installation.Depending on your internet bandwidth it wouldn’t take more than 15 minutes to finish the installation procedures.If you are still not sure about the above steps then go here step wise instruction for KDE installation.

Login in to KDE Desktop Session

Logout from the current login session.At the login prompt choose your username,enter password and select Desktop as KDE at the bottom Right Menu.Then login as usual..Then you will be able to enjoy Ubuntu 10.10 with KDE.


how to install kde on fedora 13

how to install kde on fedora 13

how to install kde on fedora 13

Fedora 13 uses GNOME as Default Desktop(Window Manager) although you can select KDE(K-Desktop Environment) in the beginning at the time of installation.In second case,you can install KDE later(After installing fedora 13) from the shell/terminal/command-line or in graphical interface.KDE(K-Desktop Environment) 4.5 RC3 has just released on July 26 2010.KDE is a very popular desktop environment,it’s very eye catching,open source and free so it’s supported && used by most of the linux based operating system.This post will explain you – how to install KDE desktop on fedora 13 by using package manager(in gui mode) and command line.

Installing KDE in Fedora 13

how to install kde on fedora 13

Using Package Manager(From GUI)
Go to package manager and search for ‘kde’ installation package.Select the required package and install..it will take few minutes to install.

From Command Line
First attain the root power by executing-

[fedorauser@localhost ~]$ su

and then run the command given below-

yum install @kde-desktop

login to fedora by using KDE

At login prompt choose the desktop from the menu(session) that you want as default and enter your login detail to proceed.That’s all..now it’s time to enjoy KDE on Fedora 13.

Conclusion : Although KDE Desktop is little slower than GNOME and I prefer to use GNOME but it’s a personal experience;you may like KDE instead of the default GNOME desktop on Fedora 13.