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How do I switch to Xubuntu?

I am currently running the vanilla Ubuntu 11.10 on my laptop. At first I liked the Unity desktop (the previous version I used was 10.04 LTS) and thought that I could live with it. But after about a week of usage, I can feel that it's causing some really annoying lags. So I switched to Unity 2D.

The performance was a little better but still, the system lags. Now I want to install XFCE and use it as my desktop environment. I was thinking that installing xubuntu-desktop would be able to do the job but I am afraid it will overwrite the unity desktop (which I still want to keep).

So basically I am asking how to install XFCE so that it will be an option in the DE at the login screen?

  • Why do you want to keep Unity, if you no longer think you can live with it?? All in all, it's probably best to do a clean install of Xubuntu. Oct 30, 2011 at 19:37
  • @mikewhatever I want to keep Unity so I can use it once in a while.
    – baktin
    Oct 31, 2011 at 1:53


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