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As hinted by my current poll, you may be able to tell I have been thinking about switching/adding another desktop environment. I did. I chose kde.

At first I just did this

sudo apt-get install kubuntu-desktop

which worked, but gave me ugliness and unpredictable behavior.
I decided to install fresh. I downloaded myself a copy of the latest gutsy tribe 5 kubuntu iso and install it on my computer. I also installed a copy of Mandriva since I was starting over, but I’ll talk about that in another post.

Glorious! the pretty kde desktop came to my screen. Although there was a fair learning curve, I think I’ve got the hang of it now.

I have yet to get compiz-fusion running, due to difficulties with the window manager.

Here is my new desktop!!!!

I will still use gnome to some extent, I installed it with

sudo aptitude install ubuntu-desktop

But again, just like before, gnome is acting and looking a little strange a the moment..