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Ubuntu 12.04

How to Install the LXDE-Core Desktop

These instructions are for installing the Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment (LXDE) core in Ubuntu 12.04 running the Unity Desktop. Installation instructions may be the same or similar for other versions of Ubuntu or for other Linux distros, but no guarantee is made. The core files give you the basic LXDE desktop environment. There is also […]

Ubuntu 12.04

How to Install the GNOME Session Fallback

These instructions are for installing the GNOME Session Fallback in Ubuntu 12.04 running the Unity Desktop. Installation instructions may be the same or similar for other versions of Ubuntu or for other Linux distros, but no guarantee is made. GNOME Session Fallback is the absolute minimum GNOME desktop you can install. A slightly larger alternative […]

Ubuntu 12.04

How to Install the GNOME Desktop

These instructions are for installing the GNOME Desktop in Ubuntu 12.04 running the Unity Desktop. Installation instructions may be the same or similar for other versions of Ubuntu or for other Linux distros, but no guarantee is made. GNOME Desktop includes the desktop environment as well as many applications. Some of these applications perform the […]

Ubuntu 12.04

How to Install the Lubuntu Desktop

These instructions are for installing the Lubuntu Desktop in Ubuntu 12.04 running the Unity Desktop. Installation instructions may be the same or similar for other versions of Ubuntu or for other Linux distros, but no guarantee is made. Installing Lubuntu Desktop is like having installed Lubuntu originally. It will install the desktop and all the […]

Ubuntu 12.04

How to Install the Xubuntu Desktop

These instructions are for installing the Xubuntu Desktop in Ubuntu 12.04 running the Unity Desktop. Installation instructions may be the same or similar for other versions of Ubuntu or for other Linux distros, but no guarantee is made. Installing Xubuntu Desktop is like having installed Xubuntu originally. It will install the desktop and all the […]

Ubuntu 12.04

How to Install the GNOME Shell

These instructions are for installing the GNOME Shell in Ubuntu 12.04 running the Unity Desktop. Installation instructions may be the same or similar for other versions of Ubuntu or for other Linux distros, but no guarantee is made. GNOME Shell includes the desktop environment as well as a number of applications. Some of these applications […]

Ubuntu 12.04

How to get a Command Line, Shell, or Terminal

These instructions are for Ubuntu 12.04 using the Unity interface (although, hints are provided at the bottom of the article for those who have installed a different desktop). Linux (of which Ubuntu is a flavour) and it’s inspiration Unix, have a strong emphasis and tradition of doing everything via typed commands. Often, when searching the […]

Ubuntu 12.04

Basic Unity Interface / Desktop Tutorial

This is a basic tutorial for the Unity Interface / Desktop which comes with Ubuntu 12.04 – it should help get you up and running. There are differences between Unity shipped with Ubuntu 11.10 and Ubuntu 12.04. This tutorial reflects the way I understand and use the Unity interface. The Unity interface consists of four […]

Ubuntu 12.04

Replacing the Unity Interface

Starting with Ubuntu 11.10, Canonical has made the Unity interface / Desktop the default one. Canonical has done a poor job explaining the Unity interface (I think they should have some sort of script that walks you through the interface on a new install) and this leaves many people bewildered by the new interface. Unity […]