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    Re: I'm over Unity. How do I change it?

    do gnome classic instead almost identical to gnome 2

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    Re: I'm over Unity. How do I change it?

    You could try Cinnamon, E17, or MATE, as well. You have to add the PPAs for 'em in order to install 'em though, as they're not in the official repos, although Cinnamon will be in the official repos starting with 13.04.

    Cinnamon:
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    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gwendal-lebihan-dev/cinnamon-stable
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install cinnamon
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    MATE:
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    sudo add-apt-repository "deb http://packages.mate-desktop.org/repo/ubuntu quantal main"
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install mate-archive-keyring
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install mate-core
    sudo apt-get install mate-desktop-environment
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    E17:
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    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:hannes-janetzek/enlightenment-svn
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install e17
    Last edited by TeamRocket1233c; April 10th, 2013 at 03:20 PM.

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    Re: I'm over Unity. How do I change it?

    Quote Originally Posted by TeamRocket1233c View Post
    You could try Cinnamon, E17, or MATE, as well. You have to add the PPAs for 'em in order to install 'em though, as they're not in the official repos, although Cinnamon will be in the official repos starting with 13.04.
    Oh, awesome!


    Can I try multiple DEs without the need to reinstall the OS?

    Currently I am using Gnome Classic - removed the bottom panel and have Docky running. Loving it.
    Last edited by Ice On Fire; April 10th, 2013 at 03:29 PM.

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    Re: I'm over Unity. How do I change it?

    yes just go to synaptic and install lubuntu desktop, xubuntu desktop etc. You will pull in a lot of extra apps though. Also on my laptop some interact weirdly but on my desktop they don't. But very easy to install or uninstall.

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    Re: I'm over Unity. How do I change it?

    Thanks for that.

    I will just take a snapshot of the system now before I start with those extra DE's. I still don't know why Gnome-shell only loads the wallpaper?
    Is this desktop for terminal use only?

    I must say, Ubuntu is better without Unity.

    I really appreciate the help everyone!


    Edit: I prefer using Terminal to install these packages - is the manager program better?

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    Re: I'm over Unity. How do I change it?

    no it just gives you a little more info and you can check whether you want all the additional things

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    Re: I'm over Unity. How do I change it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ice On Fire View Post

    Currently I am using Gnome Classic - removed the bottom panel and have Docky running. Loving it.

    Cool. I'm using either a pretty much stock Cinnamon, MATE, or E17 myself, as I have all three DEs installed on my system, all three are flat-out awesome, especially E17 as it's pretty much the perfect blend of usability, eyecandy, and size, IMO.

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    Re: I'm over Unity. How do I change it?

    Quote Originally Posted by TeamRocket1233c View Post
    Cool. I'm using either a pretty much stock Cinnamon, MATE, or E17 myself, as I have all three DEs installed on my system, all three are flat-out awesome, especially E17 as it's pretty much the perfect blend of usability, eyecandy, and size, IMO.
    Will give those DE's a try once my interview is over on Friday.

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    Re: I'm over Unity. How do I change it?

    Cool.

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