I've been using Ubuntu for about 3 weeks now, 64-bit Unity wasn't exactly what I was looking for, so I installed KDE using
sudo apt-get install kubuntu-desktop
It works well, but with a slight problem. Whenever I create a new shortcut on the Desktop, the center of the screen has this swirling icon. While this is there, I can't left-click on anything on the desktop.
Enabling Compiz Fusion On An Ubuntu 11.04 Desktop (With The Unity Desktop)
This tutorial shows how you can enable Compiz Fusion on an Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty Narwhal) desktop with the Unity
interface (the system must have a 3D-capable graphics card which I
assume it has because otherwise Unity wouldn't start, and GNOME would be
This tutorial shows how you can set up a Kubuntu 11.04
desktop that is a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop, i.e.
that has all the software that people need to do the things they do on
their Windows desktops.
I did a clean install of Ubuntu 12.04 (64bit), then updated to 12.10 (64bit) over the web. I then added the kubuntu backports so that I could install KDE (kubuntu-desktop). Did an update of the repository. Then tried to install kubuntu-desktop. It is complaining that xorg won't be updated, and thus I can't install kubuntu-desktop.