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Kbuntu - Ubuntu differences?

Kbuntu - Ubuntu differences?

Kbuntu - Ubuntu differences?

(OP)
As the title says what are the main differences and which would you recommend for a Windows user.

Cheers.

RE: Kbuntu - Ubuntu differences?

If think the only real difference is that one uses KDE (Kubuntu) and the other uses Gnome.

I'd probably recommend Ubuntu for a new user, simply because it's the most common.  If you have a question or are following a guide, it's more likely to match up with what you have to do.

Carlsberg don't run I.T. departments, but if they did they'd probably be more fun.

RE: Kbuntu - Ubuntu differences?

Generaly speaking, KDE as in Kubuntu, have a more
Windowish GUI that many former Win-users find easyer
to grasp than Gnome's interface ( in Ubuntu)
Most *buntu howto's are made for Ubuntu (Gnome) though.

You can install both Gnome and KDE (and other WindowManagers)
on the same Ubuntu-installation, so you can choose
what session you whant at bootup.

RE: Kbuntu - Ubuntu differences?

They're basically the same. By default Kubuntu uses KDE as mentioned. It's probably going to be a more comfortable transition for a windoze user. However, Gnome seems to have more tools by default. They can be installed on Kubuntu as can the inverse (KDE tools/GUI on Ubuntu). They use the exact same repositories for updates/upgrades, so the code base is the same. They follow the same upgrade path, so either is acceptable. I prefer Kubuntu simply because, I came from windoze, switched to Mandrake and really like KDE.

I have used Red Hat, Fedora, Ubuntu, and several others who default to Gnome as the window manager. They're completely user friendly, but I just like KDE better.

Good luck and welcome to the Linux world. We're always here to help (well most of us...)

Mark

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