Thread: Which Ubuntu?
November 13th, 2006, 06:26 PM #1
I know this has probably been asked? anyways what i wana know is that I know Ubuntu is awesome for learning Linux and is a great Distro, but I want to know what the difference is between like regular Ubuntu and Kubuntu and all that?
November 13th, 2006, 06:33 PM #2Kubuntu and Ubuntu are not meant to be seen as distinct projects; Kubuntu is part of the Ubuntu project, and they are both part of one development team that contributes to the whole. Kubuntu is Ubuntu with a different default setup, the Ubuntu CD contains only GNOME as a desktop environment; the Kubuntu CD contains only KDE, this is the primary difference
Last edited by RicheemxX; November 13th, 2006 at 06:41 PM.
November 13th, 2006, 06:42 PM #3
Ok but what I'd like to know is.....whats the diff between GNOME and KDE?.....are they like differently visually appealling or what?
November 13th, 2006, 06:48 PM #4
KDE is more geared towards window users while gnome is alittle bit more clean and small
Btw moved to the linux section
November 13th, 2006, 06:49 PM #5
so KDE is kinda more user friendly while GNOME is smaller but requires a little more effort?
November 13th, 2006, 06:51 PM #6
Meh not really
KDE is more eye candy.
Do a google image search to see the difference
November 13th, 2006, 06:53 PM #7
Well....ok....what I want is to pretty much learn linux the easiest way.....now if Kubuntu is more eye candy....but still runs really well (which isnt really hard compared to windows) then ill use that.....but if i should just use ubuntu then tell me....lol im just trying to do this the easiest way possible :P
November 13th, 2006, 06:55 PM #8
easiest way possible is to download a few different live cd's and play from there that way you can see the differences without installing
November 13th, 2006, 06:55 PM #9
Try them out both, its all personal preference. Learning linux isnt learning how to get around the desktop. Its what you can make it do from the CLI
November 13th, 2006, 06:58 PM #10
alright i guess ill do that.....download ubuntu and kubuntu lvie cd's.....try em out....see which one i like....then install them thanks guys
November 14th, 2006, 05:37 AM #11
I was playing around with Ubuntu (6.10) but was told that Dapper (6.06) is more suited for beginners.
Its amazingly easy to install, just like Windows, and now I have a dual boot system with both Windows XP and Ubuntu on my laptop, and it did everything automatically (freed up some space from my windows partition, made an ubuntu partition, created a swap partition).
November 14th, 2006, 09:09 PM #12
Ok i have one question.......I have the linux cd in now.....running it live and on the net......i hit install...blahblah......im at the partitiong part now.....where i made a 5 gig partition when i installed windows (just raw 5 gigs) and i dono what to tell Linux to partition it as.....ext 3......ext 2......fat 32.....or what>
November 14th, 2006, 09:22 PM #13
If suggest you dont customize partitions (not recommended for begginers) let Ubunutu make the partitions automatically, just leave unpartitioned space in the harddisk for the install and it will allocate them automatically, mostly it makes 2 partitions one for file system and a second one that usually is the double of your ram for scratch disk.
Lets say you have a 80 gig harddrive and want to dual boot..
You partition for windows at 40 gig and left the other 40 unpartioned, ubuntu will pick the other 40 and make the partitions and will create a boot menu so you can choose what os to start.
November 14th, 2006, 09:26 PM #14
5 gig for a Linux install? I'd use ext3 or Reiserfs. I'd also recommend a larger partition than 5 gig next time.SimplyMepis 8.0. . . Kernel-2.6.27-1-mepis64-smp
November 14th, 2006, 09:32 PM #15
ok well heres the deal......when i reformatted windows 2 weeks ago.....i specifically made told it to make a 70 gig partition for windows.....and the rest was left raw......which is what i need to know what tell linux to partition it as.....just whatever's easiest.....
edit - i know 5 gigs is small but it's all i can afford...too much windows stuff.....until i get a new comp or w/e....just to mess around in linux -edit
November 14th, 2006, 09:38 PM #16
if its 80 gig harddisk, the rest of the space will be ok to install Kubuntu, just let it install on the raw part, select that disk and it will tell you it has XX space free to allocate linux.
November 14th, 2006, 09:41 PM #17edit - i know 5 gigs is small but it's all i can afford...too much windows stuff.....until i get a new comp or w/e....just to mess around in linux -edit
November 14th, 2006, 09:41 PM #18
what i want to know what to format it as...........becuz i need to choooooooose
November 14th, 2006, 10:10 PM #19
OK......toclear this up....yes i know i can just run off the live cd......but i want to install it so i can mess around with it.....diff stuff on it.....etc etc.....and not have ot have it lag.....
Now for the installation......like i said......when i installed WINDOWS 2 weeks ago....u kno that partition thingy.....i told it to make my C partition of 70 gigs.....and the last 5 were left RAW......now when i do the linux installation.....when i choose anything else it'll use my C partition therefore i have to use the custom partitioner and tell it to use the RAW......and tell it in what way to partition it.....EXT3.......EXT2.....FAT16.....FAT32.....NTF s.....or what (more ways of partitioning then that too....) got it?
November 15th, 2006, 06:17 PM #20
well when it does it by it self.....it chooses ext3 partitioning......so im guessing thats what ill use too....
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