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nixguy

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on: March 17, 2013, 05:12:01 AM
any chance of creating a kde version of backbox?



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Reply #1 on: March 17, 2013, 06:43:24 PM
Hi,
i think one of the main goals of the BackBox team was to create a very lightweight yet powerful distro. So they made a selection of the tools to be included, thus having possibly no "duplicate" tools, but certainly a big performances speed-up was given by the choice of the desktop environment. i think the developers will keep xfce (correct me if i'm wrong), a very stable DE that doesn't require much resources. Anyways, in most cases, a black terminal is enough to make the job   :P

However if you want another desktop environment, for example KDE, you could always install it regularly, as in any other distro, and then you should be able to select the session you want to start (let's say xfce or kde) in the login screen.

Bye... have fun!

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Reply #2 on: March 18, 2013, 12:56:41 AM
i do have dual boot right now, but i'm not a big fan of it...i was hoping for the best of the 2 worlds (for me) i like kde but i also want to use it for pen testing without having to boot into backbox ...right now backbox is used for pen test only as for my everyday use i go to kde...not a big fan of xfce (just me..i know a lot of people like xfce)

i was hoping they would have a selection of iso to download (xfce, kde, ..etc)

i like backbox because it works right out of the box, and everything is up to date

hopefully future considerations will be done for kde



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Reply #3 on: March 18, 2013, 06:11:48 AM
Have you ever tried an
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sudo apt-get install kubuntu-desktop?

I think that this is what you need (after a reboot which i suggest, just choose KDE as Desktop). Maybe do it in an VM before to be sure.



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Reply #4 on: March 19, 2013, 11:04:11 AM
Hi,
i think one of the main goals of the BackBox team was to create a very lightweight yet powerful distro. So they made a selection of the tools to be included, thus having possibly no "duplicate" tools, but certainly a big performances speed-up was given by the choice of the desktop environment. i think the developers will keep xfce (correct me if i'm wrong), a very stable DE that doesn't require much resources. Anyways, in most cases, a black terminal is enough to make the job   :P

However if you want another desktop environment, for example KDE, you could always install it regularly, as in any other distro, and then you should be able to select the session you want to start (let's say xfce or kde) in the login screen.

Bye... have fun!
+1 ;)



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Reply #5 on: March 19, 2013, 07:19:36 PM
Have you ever tried an
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sudo apt-get install kubuntu-desktop?

I think that this is what you need (after a reboot which i suggest, just choose KDE as Desktop). Maybe do it in an VM before to be sure.

i don't know why i did not think of that...yes, and most likely i'll have to edit the kde4-applications.menu in order to keep it the same as the xfce otherwise everthing will go under other

i'll give it a try in vm first and if it works i'll let you know


Thaks




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Reply #6 on: March 20, 2013, 01:18:31 AM
that worked, but i don't think the menu will get updated with apt-get update as i belive it will update the xfce menu only so i will have to update it manually but now i can select between kde and xfce and backbox from the drop-down and i also updated the kde4-application menu to have the same setup as xfce