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Perfect Kubuntu Desktop Installation

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http://www.liberiangeek.net – One good thing about Linux distributions is the power it give you to choose. You’re not stuck with one desktop or a standard configuration settings. You can choose any distribution of your choice and the desktop to install on it. If you like one distribution but not the default desktop, you can change the desktop to one that you like.   This also applied to Ubuntu Linux. If you love Ubuntu but not the default desktop that comes with it, GNOME for that matter, you can switch to Kubuntu, a KDE desktop edition of Ubuntu. You can then enjoy the stability and security of Ubuntu while leveraging KDE’s easy menu style.   In this brief tutorial, I’ll show you how to download and install a copy of Kubuntu in a very simple-to-follow way.   1) Download a copy of the latest copy of Kubuntu here. Select the architecture to download or request a CD to be mailed out to you.   2) Once you have Kubuntu CD/DVD, pop it into your computer’s CD/DVD drive and boot from it. Next select your language and click Forward.       3) Choose your location and time zone, then continue. Next select your keyboard layout and click Forward.       4) Next select the option to ‘Erase and use the entire disk’ then click Forward. The other option is for advanced users only. It allows you to define more exotic settings with the hard disk. On the next screen, create a new user info.     5) Click the Install button to begin the installation. Wait for the installation to complete and restart your computer.       6) Login to Kubuntu Linux. This KDE default interface. It boosts of its easy-to-use menu layout and settings.     7 System Settings panel. Here you can control your PC settings and configure printers, keyboard and sharing.     Advanced settings menu. Most advanced stuff here.     9) One interesting thing I found in Kubuntu is Firefox is not installed by default. When you tried to open Firefox the first time, it gives you an option to install it.       In concluding, KDE is a fine desktop but requires a lot of resource to run smoothly. When compared to GNOME, it performs a bit slow because of its reliance of graphics and menu style. KDE is a wonderful desktop for those new to Linux because it simplifies the desktop. Enjoy it and come back soon.   Join the forum discussion on this post — (1) Posts (HowTos)