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possible to install as desktop
« on: September 20, 2020, 11:46:51 AM »
 

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I am running Ubuntu 20.04 on a ThinkPad 11e.  It is fine, although a bit "heavy" at times on resources.

Since Lite is based on Ubuntu, is it feasible to install it as a "desktop" choice rather than wipe or create a separate partition for a complete install?  I.e. add some repos and install specific new packages.

It would be great to have it as a log in choice into a system that already has my application preferences already installed.  I have been a super fan of Linux Lite 4.8.  I do use 5.0 on another machine it is great.

 


Re: possible to install as desktop
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2020, 05:12:25 PM »
 

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No!  Linux Lite is a completely separate distribution, built on an Ubuntu base, but with lotsa cool stuff that unique to Linux Lite alone, like the cool tools, the highly modified Xfce desktop (not "Xubuntu-desktop"), and a repository all it's own. Different philosophy, different niche.
 

Re: possible to install as desktop
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2020, 06:06:36 AM »
 

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You could install Xfce on your Ubuntu to make is "look" a bit like Linux Lite.

Distro Hopping to Linux Lite is not overly difficult.
 

Re: possible to install as desktop
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2020, 10:54:40 AM »
 

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You need xinit, xserver-xorg-core, and whatever xserver-xorg-* package is appropriate for your graphics hardware. I don't think the ubuntu-desktop package pulls these in as dependencies.
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