Using Another Desktop w/Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr

Discussion in 'all things UNIX' started by AutoCascade, Dec 22, 2014.

  1. AutoCascade

    AutoCascade Registered Member

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    This is the Linux that I want to run but not with the desktop that comes with it. I'd like to get XFCE or LXDE - something closer to the Win7 desktop.

    I tried and failed a couple of times and have gone back to Mint but not my preference.

    Sorry about the newbie request but any help would be appreciated. Thanks
     
  2. Daveski17

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  4. Kerodo

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    What you want is either Xubuntu (Xfce desktop) or Lubuntu (LXDE desktop). Both are nice alternatives to the default Unity desktop:

    Xubuntu: http://xubuntu.org/

    Lubuntu: http://lubuntu.net/
     
  5. AutoCascade

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    I've got Lubuntu up and running, very nice. Thanks for the help.
     
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    I'm not sure why but Lubuntu wouldn't install with an encrypted hard drive so I am on UbuntuMate which is great.
     
  7. oliverjia

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    Unity in 14.04 is actually pretty nice. All you need is a dock program to bring everything into menu for easy access.
     
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    To each his own, I really dislike Unity.
     
  9. Daveski17

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    It's odd how Unity seems to have divided people almost 50/50. Personally, I prefer it. I usually configure it for show/hide.
     
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