LXDE – How to Turn Ubuntu into LXDE Without a Fresh System Installation

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I would like to know how to convert Ubuntu into Lubuntu, without a fresh installation of the system.

Best Answer

You can install lubuntu-desktop, which is the desktop environment lxde plus the applications that make up the lubuntu distribution by typing in a terminal:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install lubuntu-desktop

Reboot for effect. All your files should still be there;)

I wouldn't bother removing Gnome completely unless you are very low on disk space.

It's also possible to install Lubuntu-desktop from the ubuntu software center.

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