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I've installed Ubuntu mate 14.04 5 days ago and now i want to shift back on Lubuntu.instead of downloading entire lubuntu 16.04 lts,can i just upgrade my Ubuntu mate to lubuntu as both are Ubuntu with different desktops?if yes then how?or should i just download lubutnu 16.04, which is better?

  • Do a clean install of Lubuntu. If you just upgrade, you'll upgrade to Ubuntu Mate. There's no way to switch flavors while upgrading that I know of. – DK Bose May 17 '17 at 8:35
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You can just upgrade to 16.04 and then change your desktop manager. sudo apt-get install lubuntu-desktop should do the trick to install LXDE. You can remove MATE by sudo apt-get purge --auto-remove mate-desktop

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  • That will only remove the metapackage, not all the software installed by the metapackage. – DK Bose May 17 '17 at 8:36
  • @RecursiveCursive i do not want to this cause it broke my system twice – voldemort May 17 '17 at 8:37
  • @SmitPatil could you describe how it broke your system? I have switched from Kubuntu to cinnamon twice and I have not faced any issues. – RecursiveCursive May 17 '17 at 8:39
  • see this askubuntu.com/questions/908223/… also could you please post that how did you switch dektop safely? – voldemort May 17 '17 at 8:41
  • @DKBose how about apt-get remove mate-*. Most of the software should be removed. – RecursiveCursive May 17 '17 at 8:42

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