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I have a console-only version of Debian (latest one). Is there any way to upgrade to the GUI without having to reinstall the whole system?

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Look here for instructions on installing most of the major GUIs available on Debian.

GNOME

apt-get install aptitude tasksel
tasksel install gnome-desktop --new-install

KDE

apt-get install aptitude tasksel
aptitude install ~t^desktop$ ~t^kde-desktop$

XFCE

apt-get install xfce4

LXDE

apt-get install lxde-core
apt-get install lxde
apt-get install task-lxde-desktop

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