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    Wink Re: Last version of Ubuntu to use Gnome as default interface

    Give him a Kubuntu live CD instead.

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    Re: Last version of Ubuntu to use Gnome as default interface

    Quote Originally Posted by zerubbabel View Post
    Give him a Kubuntu live CD instead.
    Haven't looked at Kubuntu for a long time.

    What type of interface does it have now ?

    Is it similar to the old Gnome2 interface that was previously used in Ubuntu ?

    Thanks.

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    Re: Last version of Ubuntu to use Gnome as default interface

    If you think your friend has the same preferences as you - why not give him/her whatever you use?

    If that is heavily modified from a LiveCD - then at least tell us what your desktop is - so we can think of something similar.

    Otherwise, you'll just get loads of people recommending their own preferred desktop / LiveCD.

    Some classical-style desktops based on Ubuntu in a LiveCD (I have tried all 12.04 derivatives briefly to settle on my own preference):
    Kubuntu / Xubuntu / Lubuntu (KDE / XFCE / LXDE respectively)
    Zorin OS (Gnome 3 without Shell, resembles Windows 7 as default)
    Linux Mint (available with MATE aka Gnome 2 fork or Gnome 3-based Cinnamon)

    I actually think there is little merit in showing an old desktop version of Ubuntu which is not readily usable for regular computing after s/he has overcome the initial learning curve. S/he may as well learn to use something that s/he can install, since your approach is likely to double the frustration of changing OS.

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    Re: Last version of Ubuntu to use Gnome as default interface

    Quote Originally Posted by 8grod View Post
    Personally, I'd just give them a Mint CD. It's just plain easier, honestly.
    That is my thinking too. I think Cinnamon would be pretty easy for somebody coming from the 'classic' Windows UI. I use Gnome 3. It's not 'harder' but it IS different.

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    Arrow Re: Last version of Ubuntu to use Gnome as default interface

    Quote Originally Posted by malspa View Post
    Other people, they just want the old GNOME 2 back, I guess.
    Using Fallback here with the ltr. I tried Unity as a guest. Not my cup of tea.
    There is a huge Unity rant in our LI forum for those into such things. In a nutshell, the fellow refuses to release it on his 100 clients.
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    Re: Last version of Ubuntu to use Gnome as default interface

    I find that most people that have NEVER ran Linux want Unity specifically. New users do not seem to want a Windows clone, period. Two of my family members are running Ubuntu with Unity and they love it. Neither of these people like the user interface of Windows 8 and they were both tired of issues with viruses.

    I think people that want the traditional desktop are just not seeing the future of computing. Everything is gearing up for mobile devices and soon that big desktop computer will be a thing of the past. Your computer will fit in your pocket, you will plug it into a cradle to use your monitor, keyboard and mouse.

    Operating systems are changing right along with technology and Canonical is smart to recognize the writing on the wall.

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    Re: Last version of Ubuntu to use Gnome as default interface

    This has gotten off-topic, so closed.
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