I have installed default 12.10 desktop - Gnome from CD. Everything working fine. Have installed some software - mostly Python 3.2.3 and some related commercial tools - using software center and synaptic and spent time configuring etc.
I would like to try moving to kubuntu - new to Ubuntu now, but several years ago I was using RedHat and I preferred KDE to Gnome.
What will happen if I install Kubuntu on top of my default 12.10 install - will it give me the option of maintaining the current installation and just use KDE instead of Gnome? Will my application settings remain intact, or will this be a complete 'do-over'.
What's the best path to take here?