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Mi request is quite simple. How can I get an *buntu distro but with awesome in it? I mean, how can I wipe off everything in ubuntu (unity & stuff) and get awesome WM ?

What I'd like is *buntu easy of use + awesome WM.

Ideas on how can I accomplish this?

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Why not use one of the derivatives? You can choose for GNOME, KDE, Xfce etc.


You can also install ubuntu and then install another WM like GNOME:

Switching window manager/desktop environments?

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If it were that simple, my friend, I'd go for it. I couldn't find a Ubuntu Awesome edition. Plus, if there was one, I bet it's outdated. –  Con7e Apr 20 '14 at 9:27

There is no "Awesomebuntu" distro, but you can simply install the Awesome WM package and either configure GNOME for Awesome WM or get a display manager which gets out of your way, such as SLiM.

That said, I personally found Arch Linux to be a much more rewarding platform once the (admittedly time consuming) Awesome RC, XTerm and X setup was over.

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Time is the very factor that made me go to ubuntu. –  Con7e Apr 20 '14 at 9:53
All the graphics issues and lack of support for non-Unity desktops drove me to Arch, which has probably saved me time in the long run. –  l0b0 Apr 20 '14 at 9:58

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