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How to install a desktop on Ubuntu server 12.04

ComTech: IT Support Stirling

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

About the Author

Hi I am Chris Wakefield the owner of ComTech IT Support. I provide Windows and Linux based IT Support, laptop repairs and computer repairs to both business and personal clients in and around Stirling.

For a list of what I can offer you why not visit my website www.comtech247.net where you will find a list of my services, testimonials, blog and much more.

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