Now, I know that Unity is supposed to be built on Gnome 2, but can you have the 2 on the 1 system, which you can alternate between at logon, like I can do with KDE, XFce and a bunch of other desktop environments and window managers? This would I think apply to a system like mine, which is at 10,10 and will eventually have to upgrade.
Since Gnome 3 is set to replace 2 shortly, I would ask could that share space with Unity, either on a new system, or a yet-to-be-upgraded system like mine?
Also, I may as well ask here: is it true you can simply "turn off" Unity and it will just revert to the familiar Gnome interface? If true, would that be possible on a new system, or just one upgraded, so has both Gnome and Unity installed?
Many thanks in advance for helping me sort through this confusion. From all the negative reports I've seen on this forum thus far, I'm tentative about making the plunge. Cheers.