Unity Interface sucks, Any alternatives

sdavmor sdavmor at systemstheory.net
Tue Jan 3 00:22:24 UTC 2012

On 01/02/2012 01:36 PM, Liam Proven wrote:
> 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?

Go here:

And here:

And here:

Updating MATE is still a bit iffy, because there's no authentication 
on the PPA, so update-manager doesn't want to work with it.  But I've 
done two or three patch updates via command line and sudo apt-get 
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