With the release of Juno I decided to give it a try and pretty much liked it on laptop. In fact I liked it so much that I decided to install it on desktop as well.

On my main rig I run Ubuntu proper (18.04 + KDE installed manually). Since I have everything set up, and am lazy to reinstall machine unnecessarily, I’ve decided to just convert that install to ElementaryOS so here are the steps I did to achieve that:

  1. Add repositories:

    • ElementaryOS stable repositories: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:elementary-os/stable

    • OS Patches: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:elementary-os/os-patches

    • Appcenter repositories: cat «EOF » appcenter.list deb https://packages.elementary.io/appcenter bionic main EOF

  2. Update repository cache: apt update

  3. Upgrade packages: apt upgrade

  4. Install elementary desktop: apt install elementary-desktop

Once that’s done you can reboot the machine.

Bonus point is to change your login manager as well. If you wish to switch to LightDM you can use:

sudo dpkg-reconfigure lightdm

And select lightdm in the list