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Trying KDE Plasma

Posted: Sun May 13, 2018 4:26 pm
by jlapinsnki4
Good afternoon,

I am interested in experimenting with the KDE desktop environment. I am currently running Mint 18.3 Cinnamon. If I run the following command will that allow me to switch between the 2 environments while preserving settings, data, etc?

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sudo apt-get install kubuntu-desktop
Thanks as always!

Re: Trying KDE Plasma

Posted: Sun May 13, 2018 5:54 pm
by o-l-d
The people here more familiar with Cinnamon say that is a definite No-No! The 2 different desktops do not play well when installed together. But if you decide to proceed then back up everything of importance and be prepared for it to not work.

Re: Trying KDE Plasma

Posted: Sun May 13, 2018 7:41 pm
by jlapinsnki4
Thanks for the info

Re: Trying KDE Plasma

Posted: Sun May 13, 2018 8:45 pm
by phd21
Hi jlapinsnki4,

I just read your post and the good replies to it. Here are my thoughts on this as well.

- You could install Linux Mint KDE along side of Cinnamon and "dual-boot".
- If you have enough system memory, you could install Virtualbox and Linux Mint KDE within that and run it while still within Cinnamon or any other operating system.
- You could fully install Linux Mint KDE onto a USB stick of 16gb or larger, or create a USB stick of the live test drive version with "persistence".


Hope this helps ...

Re: Trying KDE Plasma

Posted: Mon May 14, 2018 8:16 am
by Hoser Rob
As mewntioned,k installing multiple DEs is not a good idea. It's a good best way to break your install.

The simplest way may be to just dl the live CD iso and boot it from USB.