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Question is, do I need to download the full 2GB Edubuntu .iso file, or can I just add something to Ubuntu?

The instructions vary depending on which page one reads

Using the Ubuntu Software Center I added the Preschool package (from regular Ubuntu), which is outlined here: https://www.edubuntu.org/download

But I don't know what to do next...

Thanks, my internet isn't that fast so if I can skip the additional 2GB DL, plus having to partition or something, that would be preferred

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Open a terminal and enter

sudo apt-get update

Then once you're sure all your repositories are up to date enter

sudo apt-get install edubuntu-desktop

Doing that should get you the Edubuntu desktop, as installing the other desktops from a default Ubuntu install are pretty much the same, just with the name of the desktop, such as

sudo apt-get install xubuntu-desktop

to install Xubuntu on top of a default Ubuntu install, or

sudo apt-get install kubuntu-desktop

to install the Kubuntu desktop on top a default Ubuntu install

  • are you supposed to run "sudo apt-get autoremove ubuntu-desktop" after this? – Blaine Mar 9 '15 at 5:34
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No you don't need to download the 2 GB iso file. Please see the answer to this question for more details. What is the difference between Edubuntu and Ubuntu?

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