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How can you remove Unity?

When I try to remove unity in Synaptic or Ubuntu Software Center it says that it want to remove ubuntu-desktop too which depends on all desktop applications. But I don't want to remove the whole desktop but only Unity. Is there a solution?

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This link shows you how to remove unity

How can you remove Unity?

You then install gnome-shell.

ubuntu-desktop is a meta package and can be removed safely.

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MetaPackages

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