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I am a bit of a newbie. I'd like to have the option of booting into either Unity of Xfce in Ubuntu Studio. Any help is appreciated.

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Install the APT Task ubuntu-desktop. Run

sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop^

(The caret at the end is not a typo.)

Then at the login screen you should be able to select the Unity session rather than XFCE, like this:

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What does the caret at the end of the command signify? Is it just part of the symbolic name and if so what convention is it following? – AlanObject Nov 19 '14 at 0:08
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@AlanObject Click the very first link in my answer. – gertvdijk Nov 19 '14 at 8:57
    
@AlanObject the caret at the end indicates it has to search for packages related to the task named (in this case) "ubuntu-desktop". Follow the link mentioned by gertvdijk for a more detailed explanation. – Zim Jun 5 at 17:25

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