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I'm using Ubuntu for a while and experienced many bugs in Unity and also it kills productivity. I recently checked BackTrackR3 release which is built on Gnome2.3. But, unfortunately that is available only with Ubuntu 10.04 which has got its support period over.

So, Can I able to switch back to Gnome 2.32 as shown in the figure below from Ubuntu 14.04?

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If so, which is the best flavor I can download? Ubuntu Unity or Ubuntu Gnome?

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  • Isnt this the same as this? askubuntu.com/questions/58172/… – fossfreedom Apr 22 '14 at 8:46
  • Heh. It's interesting that you use my screenshot that way. It was intended to demonstrate that the Gnome Panel 3 desktop is almost identical to the Gnome 2 desktop. The screenshot is from Ubuntu 11.10 and is the Gnome 3 version of the traditional desktop. – Jo-Erlend Schinstad Mar 20 '18 at 16:49
  • ha ha lol. I wanted to show an environment like gnome 2 and I don't had one - so I googled and got this image. – Gowtham Gopalakrishnan Mar 21 '18 at 9:43
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I've found gnome-flashback-session which provides both Compiz and Metacity environment. Installation guide is here. You can see the screenshot below:

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    I installed gnome-session-flashback, but I don't see any options on the login screen :( – Brian Z May 29 '15 at 17:32
  • There will an icon next to your password field. Click that and you'll get a list of installed DE's – Gowtham Gopalakrishnan May 30 '15 at 4:06
  • Right... but the Ubuntu/Gnome logo was just completely missing from the login screen. Fortunately I got it to appear, by installing gnome-panel (apparently it was not included as a dependency of gnome-fallback-session). – Brian Z May 30 '15 at 7:30
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I would go with Ubuntu Gnome, it has the Gnome 3 shell and the fallback (the old one). Also you can install Matte, Cinnamon, etc.

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  • Can I switch it back to the environment as like Gnome 2.32? – Gowtham Gopalakrishnan Apr 22 '14 at 8:35
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    @Gowtham Try Mate instead if you want Gnome2 feel. It's a fork for Gnome2 that runs on newer kernels. Check here. – Arda Apr 22 '14 at 8:54
  • YEs, i would go with Mate like Arda said. – LnxSlck Apr 22 '14 at 14:03

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