Alternatives to Unity

Ric Moore wayward4now at
Thu Dec 6 05:06:27 UTC 2012

On 12/05/2012 08:52 PM, JD wrote:
> Folks, I really do miss the old gnome2 way of doing things.
> I would like to get rid of Unity and install gnome2.
> Since I am running 12.10, is this even possible?
> If yes, is gnome2 available for 12.10?

I think you'll find xfce (or xubuntu) might be closer to what you are 
looking for. All of the problems you noted don't happen with it. PLUS, 
you can set it to use your mouse to switch to the next workspace by 
moving to the screen edge. Gnome has always lacked that, but KDE had the 
feature. Now, xfce has it and it's much lighter weight compared to KDE 
or gnome. I'm happy as a clam. Ric

My father, Victor Moore (Vic) used to say:
"There are two Great Sins in the world...
..the Sin of Ignorance, and the Sin of Stupidity.
Only the former may be overcome." R.I.P. Dad.

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