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    How to install Gnome 2.20 in ubuntu 14.04 ?

    i really like Gnome 2.20 . Is there a way to install it. im running ubuntu 14.04 32bit
    thanks

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    Re: How to install Gnome 2.20 in ubuntu 14.04 ?

    Quote Originally Posted by swaminathan2 View Post
    i really like Gnome 2.20 . Is there a way to install it. im running ubuntu 14.04 32bit
    thanks
    No, the closest you can get is either Mate or the Flashback session. Or you could consider either Lubuntu or Xubuntu.

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    Re: How to install Gnome 2.20 in ubuntu 14.04 ?

    There are good Mate installation instructions at that link. Current Mate release is 1.8 but there are a few nitpicky issues with it on Ubuntu. The previous release, 1.6, installs and run fine. When the Gnome project ended Gnome 2 work three years ago, that code base was picked up by a few people who wanted to keep the Gnome 2 interface alive. It morphed into the Mate project. Mate is technically a fork of the Gnome 2 code base, but in use it is almost entirely identical. In addition to bug fixes, GTK3 compatibilty is being added to allow contemporary applications to run smoothly.

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