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Old 06-07-2012, 01:52 AM   #1
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Installing gnome 2.* in Ubuntu 12.04


I like gnome 2 very much and I want to install it in ubuntu 12.04 and I want to install the same gnome desktop as I was using in 10.04. I did not want to install the gnome shell. Could some body help in installing gnome desktop in ubuntu 12.04 alike 10.04 gnome desktop.
 
Old 06-07-2012, 02:40 AM   #2
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Gnome 2.x is dead and buried for Ubuntu. You could try installing a Gnome 2 lookalike called Cinnamon (from Linux Mint guys) or use a MATE based distro.

Failing this you could move to Debian Squeeze which still has Gnome2.x or, one of the other distro's that still use it - check Distrowatch.
 
Old 06-07-2012, 05:00 AM   #3
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I wouldn't suggest you to install Squeeze because in couple of weeks, when freeze process starts (Debian mailing lists say it will be in the second half of June - link), Squeeze will become old-stable and Wheezy will become stable... But you could install Cinnamon which is a good DE for those who are missing old gnome 2.x.

Best regards!
 
Old 06-07-2012, 07:59 AM   #4
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Squeeze will be old-stable around Feb/March 2013 - Wheezy development gets frozen in June to iron out any bugs etc. Once Squeeze goes old-stable in 2013 it will still get a year of support after that.
 
Old 06-07-2012, 08:09 AM   #5
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+1 to Debian Squeeze; it is a fantastic distro! Other good Gnome 2 distros include CentOS, Scientific Linux, and Fuduntu.

And Ubuntu 10.04 has almost a year left (support ends April 2013) so there is no need to upgrade if you don't like 12.04.
 
Old 06-08-2012, 01:18 AM   #6
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