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    Question Ubuntu 14.04.1 - Swap out GUI Desktop?

    Wrong location for my post?
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    Re: Ubuntu 14.04.1 - Swap out GUI Desktop?

    incurablegeek; Hello !

    Ubuntu 14.04.1 - Swap out GUI Desktop?
    Short answer -> sure !
    Just choose your 'flavor' and "apt-get install <flavor>"
    Log out and log back in and at the login-username box click on the ubuntu icon and select the desktop you desire for that session.
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    Nope, here is just fine 'til you know better,

    ain't 'buntu wonderful
    THE current(cy) in Documentation:
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/PopularPages

    Happy ubutu'n !

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    Re: Ubuntu 14.04.1 - Swap out GUI Desktop?

    Bashing-om's answer is right on the money.

    We could give you more helpful suggestions if you told us what you're looking for. What is it about the default GUI you don't like? Do you need something lighter/faster? Do you want something that looks/feels more like Windows?

    Depending on how you do it, you could install just the Desktop Environment, or you could bring in the default applications, which will probably be functional duplicates of applications you already have. Your motives for changing should dictate your approach.

    Because Desktop Environments are installed as metapackages, their installation isn't very easily reversible. (Different componenets have to be removed individually.)
    Jane, stop this crazy thing!

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    Re: Ubuntu 14.04.1 - Swap out GUI Desktop?

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