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Or Xubuntu as well? Is this *buntu independent?

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    Belongs on meta.ubuntu.stackexchange.com – Nathan Osman Jul 28 '10 at 21:38
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    I put a question on meta. – Manfred Moser Jul 28 '10 at 21:45
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Of course you can.

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Ubuntu is Kubuntu. The flavors are just different sets of starting packages.

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I think you should start a separate Kubuntu StackExchange, or use another more general site. This site was created very specifically to address Ubuntu questions; allowing questions about Ubuntu derivatives will make the site harder to use.

Also, if this site is successful, we will create an Ubuntu-specific design for it, which might make Kubuntu questions feel out of place(?).

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    Why? What separates a Kubuntu system from a regular Ubuntu sytem, except the list of installed packages? – andol Jul 28 '10 at 21:53
  • What separates an apple from an orange? Human beings do not differentiate Ubuntu from Kubuntu in their minds by a list of packages. As far as normal users are concerned, Ubuntu is not Kubuntu, end of story. This is a site for Ubuntu users to ask and answer questions about Ubuntu; it's completely free to create another site where Kubuntu users can ask and answer questions about Kubuntu. Mixing the two will confuse some users; separating the two will lead to less confusion. What is objectionable? – David Siegel Jul 28 '10 at 21:58
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    Well, while I do see your point, I would argue that Kubuntu isn't really separate from Ubuntu. Apart from using the same packages from the same repositories it is also one of the predefined Ubuntu tasksel installs. – andol Jul 28 '10 at 22:50
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    I support andol: you can get "Kubuntu" just by installing kubuntu-desktop besides ubuntu-desktop and then decide between "Kubuntu" and "Ubuntu" during login (or login into both sessions at the same time). – blueyed Jul 28 '10 at 23:12
  • David, your sarcasm was inadequately tagged. Then again, with the Code of Conduct, people have gotten used to getting straight answers. – Broam Jul 29 '10 at 1:04
  • Broam, I am not being sarcastic. Do you mean my question about apples and oranges? It was rhetorical, but not sarcastic. – David Siegel Jul 29 '10 at 19:20
  • I do feel that David is correct, even if partially. Most newbies depend on the UI and switching between various *buntu flavours changes a lot. – User Jul 31 '10 at 23:29

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