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If you REALLY want to do this there are 2 easy methods.

1) Install 10.XX and lock the Gnome base packages (version 2.32) and then do a smart update in Synaptic with 11.XX repositories.

2) Install 11.XX, use Synaptic to remove the Gnome packages (the base packages) and then re-install them with 10.XX repositories. Lock them at 2.32 and then log-out and back in. You could also get a secondary desktop (XFCE or w/e) and use that while you switch rebooting after you remove the base packages to make sure they are gone.

That's about the easiest you'll get, otherwise it's going to be a freaking hastle. You will then need to use the software center, or maybe even Synaptic, from then on. apt-get WILL ignore locked packages from Synaptic unless you "pin" them:

http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/ap...pt-get.en.html

Locking in Synaptic is by far the easiest solution. You can still use Apt-get but will HAVE to read things and make sure it doesn't affect previously locked packages (unless you pin it).
I'm a newbie when it comes to terminal, but if there's great details on this, i'm more then happy to follow through and dance on it, prance, get it done. Just to get the best of both. I'll probably start with #1, fresh 10.10 inst, and go from there.

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If you want to get it done the best way possible, you need to pin the packages. Use the link as an example/guide. I say this because everything that installs packages over the net uses apt-get. Synaptic, software center, the other annoying one that's obsolete, they all use apt-get as a back end to update/grab packages. Apt-get uses dpkg to install, but the soul purpose is to download/manage your packages. dpkg manages them but differently, really to the end user you don't need to know any of that.

[edit] Aptitude! That's the annoying one! LOL Aptitude is also obsolete, well... It's not obsolete but it's not really needed any more since apt-get has gotten good at managing packages.
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Die unity die.. There I said it.

Ok, Ubuntu is NOT a mac, but unity feels like it. Yes I know I can switch to classic, but I don't want to fight it, as for me to get my desktop cube back, fun stuff, etc... I have to enable this UNITY, that I DO NOT WANT. I'm tempted to switch back to 10.xx , and screw 11. But really, i'm p'oed at it, and have more gripes..

MAC = click a window, oooh purdy menu replaces top bar...

Ubuntu... USED TO have... file menu, etc... ON THE WINDOW (as I prefered hugely). Now it's JUST LIKE MAC... evil...I dispise mac, I appreciate others who like it, but I don't. Die... evil thing...

Can anyone help me get cube back, without unity f*ing me over like a four leaf clover?

- Le_Loup

P.S. Ever since switching from 10.xx to 11.04, i've noticed a HUGE slow down on the OS. like I just jumped from win95 to windows 10, that kind of slow down, due to unity. evil thing.
You can set your login desktop to Classic, and then you will need to re-install compiz and compiz control center.. or something along that. I havent used compiz since 9.10, so im a little rusty on it.
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You can set your login desktop to Classic, and then you will need to re-install compiz and compiz control center.. or something along that. I havent used compiz since 9.10, so im a little rusty on it.
Makes sense, but even in classic, every app litearlly loads with 10x the wait time, or close to... Bugger..

10.10 mb... might be goin back...yay...
    
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i feel the same way as the op, i mean the gui looks nice and all, but its still kind of buggy, the sidebar is obnoxiously big in my opinion, its starting to look alot like the mac os
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Wait....you guys are saying that Unity is when things started looking Macish? What the heck do you call Gnome?
     
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Kubuntu is your savior.
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Kubuntu is your savior.
Well as much as I like it I wouldn't go that far. But it's definitely one of the better ways to have buntu.
     
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Please clarify for us newbies to linux.
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Please clarify for us newbies to linux.
Clarify what?
     
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