I've been using Ubuntu for a long time, so I know the troubles of attempting to install the two alongside each other.. What I don't know is what the best way to completely drop Unity for Gnome is.
So far, my options appear to be the following:
- Back up my home folder & whatever else I need then simply install Ubuntu GNOME
- Install gnome-shell & ubuntu-gnome-desktop packages then clean up Unity
- Switch out Ubuntu repositories for Ubuntu GNOME repositories
The first option is what I'll likely do, since the second option apparently causes a plethora of problems. The third option, however, seems nice, and I haven't come across nearly enough clear information regarding switching repositories to either choose or disregard it.
What do you think about these three options? Which would you suggest? Would option three work?
UPDATE: Decided to go with backup / reinstall. There still isn't enough information about switching repositories for me to take the risk at the moment. I hope that one day users can switch repositories to swap between Ubuntu flavors..