I'm wondering if it is possible to install Unity alongdise LXDE.
Is Unity itself a Desktop Environment?
I'm wondering this because I was given an old computer. It was missing a hard drive, and it had a few other issues, but I got those fixed, and put a hard drive in. I then installed Lubuntu.
I've not been using it for very long, but one thing that I miss greatly is the Unity panel.
I'd like to install Unity, if possible. I've heard that sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop will do it, but I don't want to install the full ubuntu desktop. I just want to add Unity to my Lubuntu desktop.
Another thing that is a concern is whether my computer is powerful enough to run Unity smoothly.
Here are the processor's stats (copied from the System Information):
Anyway, the things I'd like to know are:
Name : AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 2800+
Family, model, stepping : 15, 4, 8 (AMD Opteron/Athlon64/FX)
Vendor : AuthenticAMD
Cache Size : 512kb
Frequency : 800.00MHz
BogoMIPS : 1599.58
Byte Order : Little Endian
FDIV Bug : no
HLT Bug : no
F00F Bug : no
Coma Bug : no
Has FPU : yes
Level 1 (Data) : 2-way set-associative, 512 sets, 64KB size
Level 1 (Instruction) : 2-way set-associative, 512 sets, 64KB size
Level 2 (Unified) : 16-way set-associative, 512 sets, 512KB size
fpu : Floating Point Unit
vme : Virtual 86 Mode Extension
de : Debug Extensions - I/O breakpoints
pse : Page Size Extensions (4MB pages)
tsc : Time Stamp Counter and RDTSC instruction
msr : Model Specific Registers
pae : Physical Address Extensions
mce : Machine Check Architeture
cx8 : CMPXCHG8 instruction
apic : Advanced Programmable Interrupt Controller
sep : Fast System Call (SYSENTER/SYSEXIT)
mtrr : Memory Type Range Registers
pge : Page Global Enable
mca : Machine Check Architecture
cmov : Conditional Move instruction
pat : Page Attribute Table
pse36 : 36bit Page Size Extensions
clflush : Cache Line Flush instruction
mmx : MMX technology
fxsr : FXSAVE and FXRSTOR instructions
sse : SSE instructions
sse2 : SSE2 (WNI) instructions
syscall : SYSCALL and SYSEXIT instructions
nx : No-execute Page Protection
mmxext : Extended MMX Technology
lm : LAHF/SAHF in long mode
3dnowext : Extended 3DNow! Technology
3dnow : 3DNow! Technology
up : smp kernel running on up
rep_good : rep microcode works well on this CPU
- Does Unity replace LXDE? (where you have to choose at login) Or can the Unity panel be run alongside LXDE?
- Is the computer even powerful enough to run Unity? (Currently, I have 503MB of RAM, but I'm going to get at least 500 more very soon.)
- Anything else I should know (e.g., Unity makes comptuters older than 2010 explode, etc.)