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I'm new to ubuntu and I wanted to know if I could load kubuntu over ubuntu and keep all the features that come with ubuntu or will it wipe it out. I also have edubuntu loaded on it for my kids and don't want to lose any of that.

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Kbuntu will completely overwirte ubuntu. you could try though to make another partition to install it to. kbuntu is the one with the KDE inerface so it will be totally different the regualr gnome ubuntu.

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Ok, that's a loaded question really. If you "load" it from a CD like you did ubuntu, it will overwrite ubuntu and "be" Kubuntu. The same is true for edubuntu. With that said, the only difference between any of them is the desktop environment and programs that are installed. The nice thing about this system is that you CAN have all of them at the same time. Simply go into your package manager and search for packages named "ubuntu-desktop," "kubuntu-desktop," and "edubuntu-desktop." Install the appropriate ones or all of them if you like. Then choose the one you want to use at the login prompt each time. It won't even require a system restart, just logout and login to change environments, and all your settings, documents, programs, etc. will follow from one environment to another. Hope this helps.

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Ubuntu is just a visual interface over Debian. The DE used on ubuntu is GNOME,
Uubuntu is just a visual interface over Debian. The DE used on Kubuntu is KDE.

so, You can Run only one at a time, but can keep both on system. Installing KDE via synaptic wont change the setup. You can frequently switch both.

Please see Ubuntu or Kubuntu forum for details or ask here, i ll provide link.

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