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I have customized Ubnutu but I want to upgrade to Kubuntu and save only some programs and configs

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Back up the files you want, then download Kubuntu onto a disk/on your computer. Follow the easy on-screen steps to get and make the most out of it!


Edit: Wait, does it say 'Upgrade'?

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Where does the OP mention Xubuntu?.. – Seth Mar 28 '13 at 2:02
Ahh.. mean Kubuntu. Sorry. – horIzoN Mar 28 '13 at 12:33

You would upgrade to 12.10 and then install kubuntu-desktop


sudo apt-get install kubuntu-desktop

If you are wanting to switch to KDE, it may be easier to simply back up your data and perform a fresh install.

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What if I have a lot of apps I installed/configured and I don't wanna start selectively backing up stuff - if I install kubuntu-desktop, would the migration be more difficult? What would the process be in order to start using KDE instead of GNOME by default afterwards? – casraf Oct 21 '13 at 10:01
In general, the more apps you have installed, the more potential for problems when you upgrade. Why would you want to install all of kubuntu-desktop just to then upgrade all those apps ? You can have as many desktops installed as you wish, but the menus get cluttered as you tend to have duplicat apps. Other then that , you select your desktop at login. – bodhi.zazen Oct 21 '13 at 15:52

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