When you install Ubuntu Server 12.04 the default is for it to install with no desktop which is usually fine however there are times when you might want a desktop environment so today I will show you how to install one.
If you want the default Gnome 2 desktop then type:
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop
For Xfce type:
sudo apt-get install xubuntu-desktop
If you fancy KDE instead then type:
sudo apt-get install kubuntu-desktop
And for something very lightweight (LXDE – one of my favourites) then type:
sudo apt-get install lubuntu-desktop
All the above commands install all the desktop addons like Evolution, Libreoffice etc so if you would rather not have them then add –without-recommends. So for example the default Gnome 2 command will become:
sudo apt-get install –without-recommends ubuntu-desktop
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