I want to install Pantheon desktop environment from elementaryOS on Ubuntu, is that possible?
This is answer for newer releases of Ubuntu — 12.04 and up.
After completed installation log out and chose session called Pantheon in LightDM.
All answers work but they install the unstable builds, so if you want the stable builds use Ubuntu 12.04:
Now, after you login to Pantheon Desktop it will still look like regular Ubuntu, to easily modify its appearance install Elementary Tweaks:
You may want to install more apps from Elementary, but with this you get most of it.
I would try their PPA https://launchpad.net/~elementary-os/+archive/daily
To add it:
The new dock, Plank, is in its own PPA: and so is its browser:
I havent been able to install beatbox too.
EDIT: Please note that this was written in 2011, and it may or may not be still valid for the latest editions of ubuntu. If anyone has tried it, please report in the comments.
All the other answers are, I think, outdated. This question still shows pretty high on some Google searches (that's how I got here), so I'll add this:
I just installed pantheon on Ubuntu 14.04. It's working fine, with just a couple of caveats.
Also, this Ubuntu install has had almost every Desktop Environment under the sun, so it's nothing close to a clean Ubuntu.
Here's how I did it:
I'll try to fix what is not working, but it's completely usable. Two exceptions, at least for me on this PC:
If I fix those I might remember to update this. If I don't, feel free to remind me.
You can try this:
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