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I can't seem to find a way to have Ubuntu 13.04 desktop without 3D effects. Does anybody know a way to disable the 3D effects without switching to a different desktop environment?

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Unity 2D has been discontinued since 12.10 (I believe).

If you're after a lightweight desktop environment, consider XFCE or LXDE (which is lighter than XFCE).

You can take a look here for more desktop environments for almost every criterion:

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You cannot use Unity without 3D in Ubuntu 13.04 or 13.10, no.

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