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    14.04 if you hate Unity, stay with Gnome-Flashback ...

    Maybe I'm in the minority but I just do not like the Unity user interface.

    Immediately after installing Ubuntu I installed gnome-flashback.

    Later, I was reading about Gnome 3 (v3.12)and thought it might be interesting.
    But, the writeup stated that you needed to have Gnome v3.10 installed first.

    With gnome-flashback, the command gnome-shell --version was "command not found"

    I noted Gnome Desktop in the Ubuntu Software Center and thought I would give it a go.
    Now gnome-shell --version worked and it showed GNOME Shell 3.10.4

    With v3.10, now I could install Gnome 3. I did.

    But, with this new Gnome Desktop my icons I had in the top status line were no longer there.
    And, when I clicked the single menu item in the top status line, it showed that ugly Unity look.

    I backed out Gnome 3 and reinstalled gnome-flashback to get the true classic Gnome with no Unity look.

    So, folks, if you are like me and do not like the Unity desktop look, stay with Gnome-Flashback.

    Carl
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    My other hobby is antique Radios and TV restoration.

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    Re: 14.04 if you hate Unity, stay with Gnome-Flashback ...

    If you like the Old Gnome why not install mate instructions here.
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    Re: 14.04 if you hate Unity, stay with Gnome-Flashback ...

    Think I will be running Fallback on my lappy for a couple of more years.

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    Re: 14.04 if you hate Unity, stay with Gnome-Flashback ...

    Quote Originally Posted by cwmoser View Post
    Maybe I'm in the minority but I just do not like the Unity user interface.
    Yea, I guess I'm in that minority as well, Unity is just unusable when I need to GUI navigate quickly and not try to learn a re-invented wheel. I was with you immediately, but then I was blessed and my wife let me home build a new PC. I was immediately going to install the Mate DE as well, but decided on Kubuntu instead (remember, I "built" my PC). I just wanted a clean installation without too much fuss. kc1di nailed it.

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    Re: 14.04 if you hate Unity, stay with Gnome-Flashback ...

    Not really a minority tbh, but to each its own. Linux is all about having options ;D

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    Re: 14.04 if you hate Unity, stay with Gnome-Flashback ...

    Not a Support Request- Moved to Ubuntu Linux and OS Chat.
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    Re: 14.04 if you hate Unity, stay with Gnome-Flashback ...

    I just installed Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 and use the gnome-classic login session. It's my new favorite. The new RHEL 7 is using it that's how I discovered it.
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