I too am looking for a simple update experience without the Unity problems that saw me get rid of my last computer (an old one I thought had expired with an upgrade that borked all my video drivers.)
Originally Posted by not found
Ubuntu has just told me my present version (presumably 10.04 ) has expired and that no new upgrades to that are available.
Can I just download the 10.10 until there is another Gnome Ububntu available?
It is fairly easy to get back to the 'classic' gnome desktop as opposed to Unity.
You can just run this in a terminal:
Reboot and then select "Gnome Classic" on the login screen.
sudo apt-get install gnome-session-fallback
Not if the screen won't light up. I had the problem with a computer magazine free disk. So I am not blaming anyone and certainly no one at Canonical.