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I currently have Unity and Gnome 3.6 installed on my computer and i want to check out the KDE desktop environment. Is there problem installing multiple desktop environs on my desktop?

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You can install as many desktop environments you want, but installing anything takes up space which might be something to consider if you have a machine with lesser storage space.

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Does removing the Unity interface cause any problems? I'm asking this as Unity comes as default in Ubuntu. – Akas Antony Mar 10 '13 at 14:27
Avoid removing Unity without having another desktop environment installed. Having no environments is generally bad if you're not familiar with terminal. – Frederik Spang Mar 10 '13 at 15:03

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