I recently uninstalled python 2.6 from my Ubuntu, unbeknown to me at the time, the gnome desktop is reliant on python 2.6. Ubuntu then crashed and now will only load up in Kubuntu KDE. Kubuntu will not let me switch back to Ubuntu gnome, it's not an option. So from Kubuntu I am as I am writting this downloading from the Synaptic package Manager "Ubuntu-Desktop". It's only tacking about 5 minutes an consist of around 80 files. Am I downloading the right package(s), it just seemed a little small to me?
One more thing, assuming that this works, what happened to all the other files and packages that went to gnome, are they still sitting in my computer taking up space not being used? Thanks for any and all replies.