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I have been reading about some great new features in Ubuntu 12.10's Unity, like photo lens and right click actions and so on, but I don't want to upgrade due to missing features and bugs in the current (very early) build of 12.10.

So can I just get the Unity version used in 12.10 ?

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You should assume that the bleeding edge version of Unity, which as you know is an integral part of Ubuntu 12.10, has a high risk of the same "missing features and bugs". –  izx Aug 27 '12 at 22:12
I know but I just wanted to try it without a full upgrade and then I could just revert Unity if its to buggy for every day use –  mark kirby Aug 28 '12 at 9:38

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If you just want to try out the new Unity, I would recommend you to download the latest 12.10 daily build and create a bootable medium out of it. Then you can boot from it and try out the new Unity without messing up your stable system.

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I'm running a partial upgrade of 12.04 to 12.10, but right now, if I choose to say 'yes' to 'sudo apt-get dist-upgrade'...

The following packages will be REMOVED: ubuntu-desktop unity ... The following packages will be upgraded: compiz compiz-core compiz-gnome compiz-plugins-default dkms evolution-data-server-common libcompizconfig0 libdecoration0

but if you do choose to remove unity in order to upgrade compiz, you can't re-install unity (I tried that).

also, the extra plugins are not available for me right now, so I am considering going back to 12.04 until things are sorted out in order to get the compiz features I miss.

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