Alternatives to Unity
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Thu Dec 6 21:08:20 UTC 2012
On 12/06/2012 10:52 AM, Johnny Rosenberg wrote:
> 2012/12/6<rtgkid at gmail.com>:
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>> From: JD
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>> Subject: Re: Alternatives to Unity
>> On 12/05/2012 09:40 PM, staticsafe wrote:
>>> On 12/5/2012 20:52, 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?
>>> Have you looked at MATE?
>>>  - http://mate-desktop.org/
>> Thank you very much Staticsafe!
>> Mate meets my needs very well.
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>> If you like Mate, you should try Cinnamon - I think youâ€™d like it. Itâ€™s
>> basically a lot like Mate, except itâ€™s built off of GNOME 3, so itâ€™s
>> basically turning GNOME 3 into a usable and stable desktop environment.
> I'm not the OP, but I have some follow-up questions that I think is on
> topic in this thread:
> Are those (MatÃ© and Cinnamon) compatible with Compiz?
Mate will work with Compiz the same as Gnome 2 did.
Cinnamon, however, uses the new fork of the Gnome 3 Window manager (I
forget that it's called, ) and will not use compiz. (No problem having
compiz installed, you just won't use it at the same time as Cinamon.)
If you want compiz as your Window manger, then stick to either Mate or
Xface desktop. (I don't know about the other desktops, such as LXCE or
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