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Postby deg12 on Thu Jan 22, 2009 3:01 pm

I use Elyssa at the moment, just main edition. Is there a way to switch to Mint KDE 5?
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Re: Switch from main to KDE

Postby Husse on Fri Jan 23, 2009 7:17 am

Short answer - NO
We have yet to get a meta package for KDE like we have for XFCE
Of course you can install KDE proper but that's not the same
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Re: Switch from main to KDE

Postby gumby on Sat Feb 28, 2009 11:32 am

Husse,

Well, this seems like it might be the same question I was going to post. I (a newbie to Linux) want Mint KDE to be the first distro I try, because they say KDE is more like WIndows and I've seen Ubuntu Gnome on computers and its desktop seems kind of boring. But I see that the new Felicia KDE version is not yet ready. Rather than download the older Elyssa KDE version, I wondered if I could download Felicia Gnome edition now and transform it to KDE later. Your answer suggests that I can't do that.

Downloading a distro is also a new adventure for me, and I don't know if i will succeed with my not so fast wifi connection. So I'd like to minimize the downloading. Also I'd like to minimize installing and uninstalling and reinstalling distros.
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Re: Switch from main to KDE

Postby Husse on Sat Feb 28, 2009 1:28 pm

Actually we have got some criticism from some purists because the main edition looks to much like Windows
The appearance is quite different from Ubuntu and more Windows like - like it or not :)
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Re: Switch from main to KDE

Postby Fred on Sat Feb 28, 2009 1:54 pm

gumby,

The general consensus seems to be that the generic KDE tends to be more like a Windows desktop than the generic Gnome desktop. Having said that, Mint's desktops all tend to be more like Windows than the generic versions of the same desktop.

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Re: Switch from main to KDE

Postby gumby on Sat Feb 28, 2009 3:18 pm

Thanks for the info...but the big question is...at some point, if I don't love Gnome, will I be able to download a few files that will transform the Gnome Felicia into a KDE Felicia? Any plans for this? I believe you can transform Ubuntu into Kubuntu in this way.
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Re: Switch from main to KDE

Postby Fred on Sat Feb 28, 2009 4:27 pm

gumby wrote:
I believe you can transform Ubuntu into Kubuntu

True, you can. But you can't turn a Chevy into a Ford or Mint Gnome into Mint KDE. Mint isn't Ubuntu, even though it is based on Ubuntu and uses its' repos.

I think there are plans to make a meta package to move from Mint Gnome to Mint KDE but it isn't here yet. :-)

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Re: Switch from main to KDE

Postby Husse on Sat Feb 28, 2009 6:50 pm

I think there are plans to make a meta package to move from Mint Gnome to Mint KDE but it isn't here yet. :-)

Correct - only the meta package for XFCE is ready - but it will come - eventually :)
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Re: Switch from main to KDE

Postby abhilashkumar on Mon Apr 13, 2009 3:10 am

Hi guys,

Has the Gnome to KDE meta package been released yet?
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Re: Switch from main to KDE

Postby Husse on Mon Apr 13, 2009 5:33 am

abhilashkumar wrote:Hi guys,

Has the Gnome to KDE meta package been released yet?

Not for Elyssa, but it's been there for Felicia quite while now
http://packages.linuxmint.com/#6main
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Re: Switch from main to KDE

Postby Boo on Mon Apr 13, 2009 5:50 am

There will not be a Gnome to KDE meta package.
there is a mint 6 mint-meta-kde package but it is mainly for making kubuntu 8.10 to mint 6 KDE.

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