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    How to use old gnome with the latest ubuntu

    Hi,

    Is there a way to use the old Gnome? I'm not enjoying this OSx like environment with the side panel and all windows closing from the task bar. This is super annoying. I want my old Ubuntu desktop back

    Thanks

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    Re: How to use old gnome with the latest ubuntu

    You have two options

    You can install gnome-session-fallback which will give you a Gnome 2 interface, but without applet support.
    Or you can install Linux Mint 14 Mate Edition which is Gnome 2, but maintained with current libraries.

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    Re: How to use old gnome with the latest ubuntu

    Hi, what do you mean without applet support? Do you mean software upgrade?

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    Re: How to use old gnome with the latest ubuntu

    A third alternative might be to install another desktop environment such as Cinnamon http://cinnamon.linuxmint.com/. I find it quite user friendly and a more traditional menu driven approach rather than Dash in Unity
    There are other Desktop Env that are also quite good (I have tried XFCE)
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    Re: How to use old gnome with the latest ubuntu

    Oh, no, I hate KDE. Not a fan of XFCE either.

    Is old-school GNOME desktop gone forever?

    Quote Originally Posted by SuperFreak View Post
    A third alternative might be to install another desktop environment such as Cinnamon http://cinnamon.linuxmint.com/. I find it quite user friendly and a more traditional menu driven approach rather than Dash in Unity
    There are other Desktop Env that are also quite good (I have tried XFCE)

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    Re: How to use old gnome with the latest ubuntu

    I suggested Cinnamon DE not KDE, but perhaps it isn't for you
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    Yes, I saw that. I tried Cinnamon before. I immediately thought about KDE when you suggested other trad desktop env

    Quote Originally Posted by SuperFreak View Post
    I suggested Cinnamon DE not KDE, but perhaps it isn't for you

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    Re: How to use old gnome with the latest ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by galfly View Post
    Yes, I saw that. I tried Cinnamon before. I immediately thought about KDE when you suggested other trad desktop env
    I think you are looking for this tutorial.

    You can use screenlets for adding desktop widgets.

    confused57 shared same link, sorry for double post.

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    Re: How to use old gnome with the latest ubuntu

    The Mate desktop is a Gnome 2 fork, but is native to Mint and both Cinnamon and Mate can be installed on Ubuntu. Gnome 2 reached end of life and isn't supported. XFCE is a very nice looking desktop with some effort ( post 103). http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...121094&page=11

    Mate: http://www.ubuntugeek.com/how-to-ins...0-oneiric.html
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