Restoring the old gnome desktop

Cybe R. Wizard cybe_r_wizard at
Thu Apr 26 19:25:40 UTC 2012

On Thu, 26 Apr 2012 17:14:44 +0100
Avi Greenbury <lists at> wrote:

> * Use XFCE. This is another desktop environment that used to be
>   basically a less polished Gnome (way back it was a lighter weight
>   Gnome, which is where it's reason for existing came from). It is not
>   Gnome 2 and a lot of things are different, but the overall feel is
>   similar. To do this, you want to do
>     sudo apt-get install xubuntu-desktop
>   or find and install xubuntu-desktop in the software centre. This
> wont remove anything else.

That will add a lot of things for which a normal Ubuntu installation
will already have included software for.  A simple <sudo apt-get
install xfce4> should do it.  That will get only the window manager and
associated dependencies instead of everything and the kitchen sink that
you get with a Xubuntu-desktop installation.

Cybe R. Wizard
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