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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

    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

    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

    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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    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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    Re: How to use old gnome with the latest ubuntu

    m@ya, what I meant by that was you can not add your own applets and only comes with the basic applets needed for proper usefulness of the desktop. So applets like Eyes or Weather are not present.

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    Re: How to use old gnome with the latest ubuntu

    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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