Goodbye, Unity, Hello Classic Gnome

After installing Ubuntu 13.10, replacing the Windows 8 that came preinstalled on my new Gateway laptop, it was time to ditch Unity and get a decent desktop up and running. First step was to install Gnome. After logging out, I was able to select Gnome or Gnome Classic. Gnome worked, but Gnome Classic didn’t.

To make Gnome work the way I like, I installed Compiz Settings Manager and Tweak Tool. With Tweak Tool, I was able to add the Panel (the row of open windows on the bottom of the screen), the application menu, the places menu, and the minimize and maximize buttons back.

About jimbelton

I'm a software developer, and a writer of both fiction and non-fiction, and I blog about movies, books, and philosophy. My interest in religious philosophy and the search for the truth inspires much of my writing.
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