Unity Interface sucks, Any alternatives

Liam Proven lproven at gmail.com
Mon Jan 2 21:36:17 UTC 2012


On 2 January 2012 21:31, sdavmor <sdavmor at systemstheory.net> wrote:
> On 01/02/2012 11:18 AM, Liam Proven wrote:
>>
>> On 2 January 2012 18:40, Johnny<candj01 at att.net>  wrote:
>>>
>>> I am with you Alain. If you don't like Unity just log in as Gnome.
>>
>>
>> That's not an option in 11.10 or later.
>>
>>> I don't
>>> like Gnome it takes up to much desktop and I have a 27 inch monitor.
>>
>>
>> I have two 21" monitors, myself. I find Unity takes /less/ space than
>> GNOME 2 did.
>>
>> GNOME 2 is dead. No matter if you upgrade to 11.10 or do a clean
>> install, GNOME 2 is removed. This will also be true in 12.04 - GNOME 2
>> is not coming back.
>>
>> If you really want a two-panel desktop, then install Xubuntu. If you
>> have already installed 11.10, then do:
>>
>> sudo apt-get install xubuntu-desktop
>>
>> ... Or use Synaptic or the Software Centre, search for the
>> "xubunto-desktop" package and install it and all its dependences. Then
>> choose "Xubuntu" at the login screen.
>
> I'm responding to this on a system on which I installed MATE, the Gnome2
> fork a couple of weeks ago.  Works great.

Nifty! How did you do that? Is there a PPA?

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