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                              There are many options for Desktops below are a few

Some people may not know this but Ubuntu comes with Gnome and its easy to chose between Unity and other Desktops

At the login screen were you type your password you will see an icon there you can just click on that icon and it will give you a choice then log in as normal.

http://www.gnome.org/
Gnome is already installed by default the obove screen shots show what Gnome looks like bassically the "old style".,
 Now to install other Desktops it is pretty stright forward. below we will install the Xubuntu Desktop.

How to install Xubuntu and Xfce desktops

Today we are going to try out another desktop under the Ubuntu family Xubuntu-Desktop. From the Xubuntu web site “Xubuntu is an elegant and easy-to-use operating system. Xubuntu comes with Xfce, which is a stable, light and configurable desktop environment.” It is a light system meaning that it is ideal for older systems. (you need 256 MB of memory. Installing with the Alternative CD requires only 64 MB. Once installed, it is strongly recommended to have at least 512 MB of memory, but you can run with 256 MB too.)........So lets get started.
This should be straight forward there is a package in the repo's. We should be able just to download it and install it from there. I will be using a Virtualbox installation inside of Ubuntu. The reason I am doing it this way is due to the fact I like Unity.

The first step to installing a new desktop in Ubuntu or any other version of Linux is to first update the system if you go to system settings then to details it will automatically check if updates are available. If there is any go ahead and update.

The next step is to determine if there is a package in the repositories if there is then go ahead and read the review and determine if the package is what you want then click the install it is just that simple.

Now I always look at the version number and go to the web site to make sure it is current . The Xubuntu-Desktop that is in repositories is current and that is great. We will just install that and give it a try. Now the other way this could be done is to go to the website and download Xubuntu and install a fresh version, I like the idea of changing at a whim. When the install is done its time to reboot and choose Xubuntu or xfce from the login screen the next few shots are showing more of the menu's.

On my system this ran without a single hitch. My Hats off to the people working on Ubuntu. The fact that you can choose different desktops just is amazing. 

http://xubuntu.org/


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