Originally published at: http://www.howtogeek.com/189929/how-to-install-and-launch-the-classic-gnome-menu-in-ubuntu-14.04/
The Ubuntu desktop has changed a lot over time. If you’re a new user, you may only know the Unity desktop environment. However, if you’re a long-time user, you may prefer the original Gnome desktop environment that was previously part of Ubuntu.
Why should an Ubuntu user do that? I mean why they have to add ppa-s out of ubuntu repositories and add another menu to Ubuntu Interface?
I work everyday with Ubuntu users, and most of them are midd-level users. Some people like Unity, but because of their hardware limitations, for them it is to hard. Some people, usually prefer old classic view of ubuntu because it is lightweigh, logic menu interfaced and some because are nostalgic ones.
Adding another menu into Ubuntu when running Unity DE, does not fulfill any points required by most of users. Unity has its own menu and for those who like it, it is fantastic. Turning back to what many users need, means:
- Adding another menu for those who like Unity does not make sense. They are pleased with Unity DE and the way it works.
- Adding another menu for those whom Unity makes their PC working slow, does not make sense and doesn't make their PC more faster too.
Installing Flashback-services to Ubuntu from Ubuntu Software Center (without adding any ppa extra and most of all from external sources, nowadays that security and privacy is top priority for everyone), gives to users the possibilities to: install it easier and safer, to have the classic menu and view of classic ubuntu, and makes their Ubuntu PC more as twice as faster in compare to Unity (without changing X window manager, parts of system, without loading on startup other applications, etc...). But, adding just a classic menu, does it really make a sense to Unity DE?
I agree with Ardit_Dashaj, this is a strange way to do things. If you want to have classic Gnome functionality on your desktop it makes much more sense to simply use that DE entirely. To use the Unity DE without using the Unity UI sounds rather bizarre to me.
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