Don’t like the new "Unity" users interface in Ubuntu? Try this…


This is an edited version of a post that originally appeared on a blog called The Michigan Telephone Blog, which was written by a friend before he decided to stop blogging. It is reposted with his permission. Comments dated before the year 2013 were originally posted to his blog.
Unity 2D from Ubuntu 11.04
Unity 2D from Ubuntu 11.04 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

If you hate the Unity interface in the latest version of Ubuntu, try this.  From a terminal prompt, enter:

sudo apt-get install gnome-session-fallback

I’d assume that you could also install gnome-session-fallback from Synaptic if you prefer.  Then, choose “GNOME Classic” at signon.

Credit for this hint goes to this article:

I hate Ubuntu, but my mother-in-law loves it (ZDNet)

EDIT: For another approach that might be more pleasing to some users, see How to install Linux Mint’s Cinnamon Desktop on Ubuntu (Linux Stall)

3 thoughts on “Don’t like the new "Unity" users interface in Ubuntu? Try this…

  1. I’m quite sure synaptic is not installed by default…

    typing in which synaptic at the bash prompt didn’t show anything.

    Many people are skeptial of change with any OS but the unity is actulally not bad. There are some annoyances but I’m not a machine and I can learn to modify my behavior to accodomate the changes.

  2. NOTICE: All comments above this one were imported from the original Michigan Telephone Blog and may or may not be relevant to the edited article above.

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