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Hatryst
March 18th, 2011, 03:58 PM
Hi. How can I get the Unity Desktop Environment on my Ubuntu Desktop (10.10)?
DO I need to install Ubuntu 10.10 Netbook version?

ankspo71
March 18th, 2011, 08:25 PM
Hi,
You can install the package called "ubuntu-netbook" which will install everything required to have the Ubuntu Netbook Edition. Once "ubuntu-netbook" is installed, you will need to log out, then click on your name in the login screen, then choose "Netbook Edition" (or similar) in the session menu at the bottom of the screen, then enter your password and continue to login.

Unity can also be installed separately by installing the package called "unity", but it won't have all of the settings and artwork of the Netbook Edition. You will also be missing the session menu entry and scripts needed to start the desktop automatically upon login, so a command like "unity --replace" will be needed to start the unity desktop.

Hope this helps.

kerry_s
March 18th, 2011, 08:45 PM
Hi. How can I get the Unity Desktop Environment on my Ubuntu Desktop (10.10)?
DO I need to install Ubuntu 10.10 Netbook version?

if you want unity, the best version is on ubuntu 11.04, the 1 in 10.10 is very limited & feels incomplete, most just say it sucks.
http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/daily-live/current/

L'ami Francais
March 24th, 2011, 08:48 PM
you can try unity-2d in 10.10. it is not as fancy as the one in Natty but still looks good. it is the version design for lower spec machine.
you can find a tutorial here:http://techie-buzz.com/foss/ubuntu-unity-2d-install.html

the summary is in the terminal:
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:unity-2d-team/unity-2d-daily
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install unity-qt-default-settings

After the installation, log out from your current session. In the login screen, you will see “Unity 2D” in a drop-down menu. Pick that and login again. You should have the new UI now.

hope this helps
Nicolas

mysoogal
May 20th, 2011, 10:58 AM
Hi. How can I get the Unity Desktop Environment on my Ubuntu Desktop (10.10)?
DO I need to install Ubuntu 10.10 Netbook version?


do not install Unity Desktop Environment, you will cry later

Frogs Hair
May 20th, 2011, 02:15 PM
You can get Unity 2D via a PPA .

http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2011/05/unity-2d-ppa-for-ubuntu-10-10-users/