Installation of older ubuntu

bryan hamilton bhamilton_930 at
Fri Apr 26 01:55:04 UTC 2013

On 4/25/2013 9:12 PM, JD wrote:
> On 04/25/2013 06:21 PM, bryan hamilton wrote:
>> I would like to start off by saying that "I love ubuntu" but i'm not 
>> a fan of the new user interface (ubuntu 12.04).  I see that most 
>> other OS dev's seem to be going in a similar route in gui design. 
>> anyway I've recently upgraded to 12.04 (fresh install) and would like 
>> to downgrade
>> my question is,
>> if i was to 'downgrade' to say any older and now unsupported 'LT' 
>> will i be able to download applications and such forever-ever-ness ? 
>> meaning are the repo's staying online/accessible via apt?  and if so, 
>> can i get the repo links ?
>> I had planned on downgrading to 10.04.
>> I hoped i was able to explain that well enough.
>> Thanks in advance,
>> bryan
> Hi Bryan,
> It would help all members of this list if you explained which "new 
> interface"
> you are referring to?
> Gnome?
> If Gnome (i.e Gnome 3), then I do sympathize because I loath Gnome3.
> That is why I installed Mate (which is Gnome2 reborn.
> Hats off to the Mate developers.

yes sir that is what i'm talking about. the unity/gome3 ui.  i truly 
adored the gnome2 gui and when i had heard it going away in favor of 
what is now.  i was a little upset but willing to try. I've been using 
12.04 since it's release and really really tried to get in to the grove 
with it.  but i just don't see it happening here.  *yes I've tried other 
window managers here and there* but nothing quiet hits home like g2.

with that being said, thank you very much for your input and i hope to 
hear others reply too.  I will investigate mate ui a bit and see if it's 
a viable option for me.  again thank you


Thank you,

Bryan Hamilton
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