Switch to Kubuntu Xubuntu or Edubuntu without installing from scratch

To switch to Kubuntu, Xubuntu, or Edubuntu, use Synaptic to search for and install kubuntu-desktop, xubuntu-desktop, or edubuntu-desktop respectively (if you want the KDE4 release of Kubuntu, look for kubuntu-kde4-desktop). These are metapackages17 on which the whole of the Kubuntu, Xubuntu, and Edubuntu packages rely. Kubuntu, Xubuntu, or Edubuntu will be installed alongside the standard GNOME desktop (in the case of Edubuntu, the additional educational software will be installed along with the Edubuntu kids' GUI theme; this will be applied automatically upon installation and you can manually switch back to the Human theme if you wish).

To use Kubuntu or Xubuntu instead of GNOME, log out and click the Options button at the bottom left of the login screen. Then click Select Session, and select KDE or XFCE from the menu. To return to the GNOME desktop, repeat this step and select GNOME instead.

As discussed in Tip 190, on page 228, SSH is possibly the ultimate remote administration tool. Alas, it's completely unsupported by Windows (although it comes as standard on Mac OS X). However, you can install PuTTY (http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/) to get instant SSH/SFTP support on Windows.

17. Metapackages are effectively empty packages that have dependencies on a lot of other packages. A metapackage is the standard way of installing larger applications such as OpenOffice.org that come in lots of bits and pieces.

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