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Old 11-17-2010, 02:43 PM   #1
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installing gnome


Its obviously not as easy as it sounded. I'm using windows vista and just installed ubuntu today. I didn't like it as much as GNOME which is in my university computer. So I decided to install GNOME. Looks like its no as easy as installing ubuntu. All I've been told is that GNOME isn't just one package so there's no easy way to install it. Now thats just sugarcoating the phrase "You're too noob to install it." Need help
 
Old 11-17-2010, 02:52 PM   #2
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Gnome is the default desktop environment for Ubuntu. If you've got Ubuntu, you've already got Gnome.
 
Old 11-17-2010, 02:57 PM   #3
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Gnome is the default desktop environment for Ubuntu. If you've got Ubuntu, you've already got Gnome.
The desktop environment in my PC differs a lot from the one in the university computer. I have no idea where to find that let alone how to install it.
 
Old 11-17-2010, 03:06 PM   #4
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Well as you can see from my posts I'm totally clueless about what gnome or ubuntu is. Is there a way I can install a gnome desktop in a ubuntu operating system? I want to install the gnome 2.32.0 desktop environment in ubuntu 10.10 operating system (if that makes sense).
 
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Well as you can see from my posts I'm totally clueless about what gnome or ubuntu is. Is there a way I can install a gnome desktop in a ubuntu operating system? I want to install the gnome 2.32.0 desktop environment in ubuntu 10.10 operating system (if that makes sense).
Gnome 2.32 is the default desktop environment for Ubuntu 10.10.

If you need help customizing its look and feel, you'll find a lot of great tips at http://gnome-look.org .
 
Old 11-17-2010, 03:14 PM   #6
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That would totally make sense, if you already hadn't Gnome installed, as stated above by brianL. If you didn't install Kubuntu, Xubuntu or Lubuntu, your desktop environment is Gnome. Gnome can be tweaked to look like you want it to look (almost). The Gnome in Ubuntu doesn't look like the default Gnome install, it is tweaked to make it look unique. I am not using Gnome, but there must be a chooser for Gnome themes in your settings menu, but I don't know the name. Maybe something like "Appearance". Try to set it to an other theme that suits you more. If you don't find a good theme look at http://gnome-look.org/.
 
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That would totally make sense, if you already hadn't Gnome installed, as stated above by brianL. If you didn't install Kubuntu, Xubuntu or Lubuntu, your desktop environment is Gnome. Gnome can be tweaked to look like you want it to look (almost). The Gnome in Ubuntu doesn't look like the default Gnome install, it is tweaked to make it look unique. I am not using Gnome, but there must be a chooser for Gnome themes in your settings menu, but I don't know the name. Maybe something like "Appearance". Try to set it to an other theme that suits you more. If you don't find a good theme look at http://gnome-look.org/.
Yep changing the theme worked. I didn't think it was gnome desktop that I had since it looked nothing like it before. But now it does. Thanks a lot.
 
  


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