Trying a Different Look with Kubuntu

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Kubuntu is Ubuntu that uses the K Desktop Environment (KDE) graphical desktop in place of GNOME. KDE and GNOME are similar in many ways. However, KDE is considered to use more advanced technology than GNOME.

The ordinary computer user won't find that much difference between KDE and GNOME. Some people like KDE, others like GNOME, and yet others. Kubuntu provides the same range of applications, such as Openoffice.org, that Ubuntu does. New Kubuntu releases follow the same six-month schedule, too. Please browse www.kubuntu.org for more information about this product.

The following instructions assume you're working from an Ubuntu computer with a writable CD-ROM or DVD drive.

You need to download a Kubuntu CD-ROM image from an Ubuntu mirror to a computer from which you can burn the image to a writable CD. Follow these steps:

1. Click your Firefox browser icon on the GNOME panel.

2. Type www.kubuntu.org/download.php in the Location text box and press the Enter key.

3. Click the Download link for the latest version.

4. Click the link to your continent. The menu of download sites expands to different countries.

5. Click your country. The menu expands to show universities and various organizations.

6. Click any of the various university or organization links (that house Kubuntu mirrors).
The list further expands to one or more actual download sites.

7. Click a download site. The Opening Kubuntu-6.10 dialog opens.

8. Click the Save File button. The Downloads dialog opens, showing a progress meter.



Click the Cleanup button and close the dialog when the download finishes. After you download the Kubuntu disc image, you'll want to burn a CD-ROM. Follow these steps:

1. Insert a writable CD-ROM in your computer's CD burner drive.

2. From the GNOME menu bar, choose System -> Administration -> Terminal.

3. Type the following command to burn the CD-ROM:

sudo cdrecorder -v Desktop/kubuntu*iso

When the burn finishes, you can either reboot directly from the new disc or eject the disc and use it to boot another machine. Your computer boots from the Kubuntu CD-ROM, just like an Ubuntu disc.

Source of Information : For Dummies Ubuntu Linux For Dummies

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