[sclug] using Xgl and Beryl

John Barron mail at europa.demon.co.uk
Sat Oct 21 16:09:57 UTC 2006

On Saturday 21 October 2006 15:44, Tom Chance wrote:
> On Saturday 21 October 2006 09:49, Scott Rixon wrote:
> > Maybe worth a try then.. You have me thinking... Ubunto? Kubuntu? what's
> > the difference?
> Ubuntu ships with GNOME, Kubuntu with KDE, Xubuntu with XFCE. You can
> install KDE from Ubuntu, etc. quite easily (ubuntu-desktop,
> kubuntu-desktop, not sure about XFCE).

XFCE is just the same, to install from Ubuntu or Kubuntu just choose 
xubuntu-desktop from Synaptic/Adept/apt-get.

All of ...-desktop are meta-packages, can be removed once you've got the 
environment loaded, they're just handy as a way of pulling in all the usual 
stuff you'd expect to find on a Gnome/KDE/XFCE desktop. 

For example for me I don't use Abiword/Gnumeric, which are pulled in by 
xubuntu-desktop, so when I uninstalled those it removed the xubuntu-desktop 
metapackage as well, of course leaving all of the actuall XFCE utilities and 
what-not that you do want.


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