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My question's title is pretty straightforward. Is there a difference between installing KDE with the command "apt-get install kdm" or "apt-get install kubuntu-desktop"?

I'm installing Penguy OS on a virtual drive on my Macbook Pro, and I understand it is based on Ubuntu. I already know that I like KDE more than the alternative desktops available.

I just want to know which command to type once the installation finishes in order to get KDE on there.

And just in case it's questioned, I downloaded Kubuntu but it did not get along with VirtualBox which is why I'm going for Penguy.

Many thanks!

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sudo apt-get install kubuntu-desktop (kubuntu-desktop Install kubuntu-desktop) -This is the recommended metapackage to install; the full Kubuntu installation, with all the Kubuntu recommended packages. This includes OpenOffice, Kontact, Konversation, amaroK, K3B, and others.

sudo apt-get install kdm (kdm Install kdm) -This will install the following packages: kde-wallpapers-default, kde-workspace-kgreet-plugins, kdm, libkworkspace4abi2, libqimageblitz4.

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Thank you for the quick response! I'll do the kubuntu one – Evan May 13 '13 at 11:10
Source: – May 17 '13 at 12:43

KDM is a graphical login interface just like GDM, Lxdm, and LightDM.

KDM can be installed by running the command below in terminal:

sudo apt-get install kdm
  • Or by clicking this: kdm Install kdm

Now, Kubuntu-Desktop is the actual desktop environment, such as Unity, Gnome, Xfce, and Lxde.

Kubuntu-desktop can be installed by running the command below in terminal:

sudo apt-get install kubuntu-desktop
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