Trying KDE Plasma

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jlapinsnki4
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Trying KDE Plasma

Post 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!

o-l-d
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Re: Trying KDE Plasma

Post 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.

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Re: Trying KDE Plasma

Post by jlapinsnki4 »

Thanks for the info

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Re: Trying KDE Plasma

Post 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 ...
Phd21: Mint 19.2 Cinnamon & xKDE (Xfce) & KDE Neon 64-bit Awesome OS's, Dell Inspiron I5 7000 2 in 1, Dell OptiPlex 780 Core2Duo E8400 3GHz,4gb Ram, Intel 4 Graphics. I use KDE?:https://opensource.com/life/15/4/9-reasons-to-use-kde

Hoser Rob
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Re: Trying KDE Plasma

Post 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.

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