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How to install Gnome2 on xubuntu 11.04 ?

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The easiest way to use gnome in xubuntu is to just install Ubuntu in the first place, but if you must installing gnome via apt-get should work, but it might give you a ton of extra packages.

sudo apt-get install gnome

or better yet the ubuntu desktop

sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop
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You can install either Gnome with everything.

Or Gnome Core which is minimal.

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I installed xubuntu 10.04 and then gnome-core on my laptop because I prefer gnome. I like it a lot and it is a lean system, gnome tends to run using only around 130 MB of RAM. The most RAM I have used so far that I can remember is around 250MB.

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This is really a comment, not an answer. With a bit more rep, you will be able to post comments. – Mahesh Nov 19 '12 at 20:37

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