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I am using ubuntu 12.04 lts and I was using unity 2D and i wanted to switch to unity 3D so i logged out and clicked on the ubuntu sign and there were 3 new options:

1 GNOME 2 GNOME CLASSIC and 3 Gnome CLASSIC (NO EFFECTS)

I started with all of the three one by one and I liked them but I dont what they are and how did i get them

can anyone tell me what they are?

Here is a screenshot of my desktop:enter image description here

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  • Did you ever install something like gnome-desktop?
    – jobin
    Mar 14, 2014 at 15:04
  • I dont remember. I think not
    – Jatttt
    Mar 14, 2014 at 18:09

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Here's the explanation:

  • Gnome is Gnome version 3

  • Gnome Classic is Gnome version 2

  • Gnome Classic (No Effects) is version 2 but suited for less graphical VGAs

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