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klompen
April 29th, 2011, 06:28 AM
I'm running 10.10. I'm happy with the look and feel, and not in love with the changes in 11.04. Is it possible to upgrade for all the good internal things in 11.04, but keep my existing look and feel?

u.rusty
April 29th, 2011, 06:41 AM
Klompen, I have to agree with you, I don't like the new GUI features of 11.04 either. I upgraded from 10.10 to 11.04 and after finding the new interface frustrating and confusing I formated the / partition and reinstalled 10.10.


Forgive me for not really contributing to this thread. But, I am also very interested in upgrading the OS without changing the GUI.

h3ad73
April 29th, 2011, 06:44 AM
I just upgraded as well at login screen at the bottom you have the option to switch between the new gui or the classic one. I've also noticed with binary ati drivers the new gui doesnt seem smooth. but will stay with it and see if i can get used to it.

gg234
April 29th, 2011, 06:48 AM
try this http://www.ubuntugeek.com/ubuntu-11-04-natty-ui-options-for-beginners.html

Hedgehog1
April 29th, 2011, 06:56 AM
Wow! They liked my post well enough to reference it! **I am all aglow**

Here is the complete post with some tips as well: Natty Info: Your UI options (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1741293)


The Hedge

:KS

u.rusty
April 29th, 2011, 06:57 AM
Here is another good thread I just found:

Natty Info: Your UI options (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1741293)


[edit] Ya beat me to it Hedgehog1! [end edit]
(http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1741293)

klompen
April 29th, 2011, 07:03 AM
Thanks! I haven't followed 11.04 development so I had no idea about the login options. Since I'm the only user on this system and I wonder how that will be handled.

I just don't understand why folks are so enamoured with docks or panels or whatever that thing on the left is called. It's what I find annoying about OS X on a Mac and my new Dell with Windows 7 came with some kind of Dell Dock that went away immediately.

Hedgehog1
April 29th, 2011, 07:22 AM
Here is another good thread I just found:

Natty Info: Your UI options (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1741293)


[edit] Ya beat me to it Hedgehog1! [end edit]
(http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1741293)

Not a problem - Hedgehogs are VERY fast typists!

http://ubuntuforums.org/picture.php?albumid=2228&pictureid=7531

u.rusty
April 29th, 2011, 07:25 AM
I guess that I was a little hasty formating the boot partition and reinstalling 10.10 without fully investigating the 11.04 GUI options. Well, I'm learning...and yeah I should have RTFM. Oh well, lesson learned.

I have to admit that I am impressed how I easy it was to format the boot partition, with /home on another partition, and reinstall 10.10 with everything pretty much falling back into place. (With the exception of the software I installed after the first installation of 10.10.)

u.rusty
April 29th, 2011, 10:19 PM
Well, after realizing how hasty I had been when I switched back to 10.10 after upgrading to 11.04, and how easy it is to perform a clean Ubuntu install with the home folder on a separate partition, I performed a clean install of 11.04.


This time, using my head for something other than a hat rack, I logged in using the Ubuntu Classic interface. I have to say that I'm very happy with it. I guess that I got a little frustrated with the new interface and wanted 10.10 back.

Anyway, Ubuntu 11.04 installed and I'm very pleased with the Ubuntu Classic interface.