Re: Has Ubuntu lost it's Ubuntu?
Well, if you get the GNOME 3.8 PPA in Ubuntu GNOME, you have the option to install GNOME Classic, also there is adding the MATE repo if that helps, I'm using MATE right now on Fedora 19 and I love it as a DE. Not too crazy about GNOME Classic right now, but then it's only at its first version and hasn't had time to evolve yet..
Originally Posted by Dragonbite
Also, Xfce's customizable as all heck, I mean for example, when I was running Xubuntu before I switched to Fedora, and when I installed the Xfce spin of F19 Beta a couple months ago, I tricked out my Xfce desktop to where it was a 90% accurate recreation of GNOME 2.
Of course you want ultimate customization abilities, go for Awesome WM, Fluxbox, Blackbox, or Openbox. The downside to Awesome, or the *boxes, however, is they require a lot of CLI configuration vs. MATE, Xfce, Cinnamon, GNOME 3.8 Classic, or KDE, in which you got nice GUI utilities for configuration of those DEs.
Awesome WM or Blackbox especially require a lot of CLI config.
Cinnamon's a bit more customizable than GNOME 3 or Unity, in addition, and is pretty much in most distro's official repos now, gotta compile it from source in Gentoo, but then again, you gotta compile everything from source in Gentoo.
Basically, if you want the old Ubuntu back, just add the MATE repo, or install Xfce or Cinnamon, and you'd pretty much be set, while Awesome WM and the *boxes are great alternatives to Unity or GNOME Shell as well if you like messing around in the CLI and getting your hands dirty.
Last edited by TeamRocket1233c; July 31st, 2013 at 08:05 AM.
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