migration path suggestions?

Johnny candj01 at att.net
Thu Mar 15 18:01:33 UTC 2012

On 03/15/2012 11:29 AM, Dave Woyciesjes wrote:
> On 03/15/2012 08:57 AM, Avi Greenbury wrote:
>> Dave Woyciesjes wrote:
>>>     Nah, no need to dump Ubuntu to get away from Unity. Choose
>>> one: sudo apt-get install gnome
>>> sudo apt-get install kde
>>> sudo apt-get install lxde
>>> sudo apt-get install lubuntu
>>> sudo apt-get install xfce
>> More ideally, you'd do:
>> KDE - apt-get install kubuntu-desktop
>> LXDE - apt-get install lubuntu-desktop
>> XFCE - apt-get install xubuntu-desktop
>> Then you get the rest of the environments as well as just the DE or
>> window manager - the set of apps that properly integrate into KDE,
>> LXDE or XFCE in place of the Gnome ones.
>> Unity's got enough Gnome 3 in it that for Gnome-shell you just want to
>> do apt-get install gnome-shell
>     True. For me, though, I wanted Unity gone. So after I installed 
> the gnome meta, I went through and yanked out all that I could of 
> Unity. Others may want one of those DEs without the Ubuntu 
> customizations added. That's where my suggestion came from.
>     Either way, the usual answer is "it depends on what your end-game 
> is...", right?
>     Next time, though, I may start with installing fresh from a 
> Lubuntu or Xubuntu disc, and add Gnome on top of that.
All are free so try them all if you want too. I have tried most all over 
time but Slackware. But I have always come back to Ubuntu usually in 
less than a week and sometimes a day. But the only way to known what you 
like is try. Just back up first.
Good Luck and God Bless Johnny3 65++

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