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My friend just told me, That i could have more than one desktops in Ubuntu and then choose which one to use when the Ubuntu starts up and goes to login screen. I have Ubuntu 12.10 and i think my default desktop is unity, so can i have gnome desktop and more desktops? And if so, How and where to install them and how to use them?

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Possible Duplicate: – Seth Dec 25 '12 at 16:29
no, i asked also, where to get it? and how to install it? and how to use it? – AmirRazoR Dec 25 '12 at 16:32
That question covers: How to get it, and how to install it. How to use it is much to big of a topic to be covered here. Have a look at each DE's doc pages. – Seth Dec 25 '12 at 16:33
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yes thats what said in that link .

so as you asked , if you want to install gnome-shell

open your terminal and type as

sudo apt-get install gnome-shell

I like KDE , to get it you can do

sudo apt-get install kubuntu-desktop

IF you want some light desktops

sudo apt-get install xubuntu-desktop

sudo apt-get install lubuntu-desktop
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and can you recommend me some other good desktops? and how to install them by terminal? thank you. – AmirRazoR Dec 25 '12 at 16:36
updated my answer – Raja Dec 25 '12 at 16:38
thanks, i have another question also, if i install gnome desktop and KDE and have unity as well, is it possible that my PC or ubuntu might get slower? or is it possible to have high amount of CPU usage? – AmirRazoR Dec 25 '12 at 16:41
yes surely that will happen because background their deamons will run parallel ,so more cpu usage . – Raja Dec 25 '12 at 16:47
Add your subsequent questions to your original question so that your original question is complete for whoever reads it and then you can delete the comments. – user25656 Dec 25 '12 at 17:15

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