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How to revert to GNOME Classic?

I've just upgraded my machine from 10.04 to the new 12.10. How do I change the desktop appearance from my new version 12.10 to the old 10.04 so the rest of the family can get to grips with the PC?

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One way to do so would be by installing an alternative desktop environment. You could add the Xubuntu or Lubuntu desktops to give you the GNOME 2 look by running sudo apt-get install xubuntu-desktop or sudo apt-get install lubuntu-desktop and then logging into whichever desktop environment you want.

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Basically, you can install gnome-session-fallback and make a few additional tweaks to make your desktop almost the same (but not perfectly so) as that of 10.04. See, for example:
http://linuxnorth.wordpress.com/2012/10/28/time-for-more-long-term-support/ The foregoing relates to 12.04 vs. 10.04, but the same processes should work for 12.10.

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