(Last Updated On: 2020-10-04)
< In my effort to make some change into my daily work flow, I decided to install a new interface, and then found myself hopping between interfaces, now I had Cinammon running alone on my computer but..

Cinammon interface

Since I had a thing for Gnome, I decided to install it on my system.

< Gnome was Ubuntu's default interface until 2011, where it was replaces with Unity, if you go to Ubuntu.com and download it, you will be getting Unity, there is a fork of Ubuntu (alternative version) that runs the Gnome interface called Ubuntu Gnome.

< Gnome has a loyal following and many people prefer it over Unity, turns out I do too! (Cinammon is built on Gnome 2).

< Installing it was very easy as it was in the software center!
After adding the packages from the software center, I was able to login to Gnome 3.12.2 (last version supported by Ubuntu 14.04)

< Visually I wasn't disappointed at all! It was so good I dropped Docky and Kupfer to enjoy the native features it has!

< So good I uninstalled Cinnamon the next day! Now I was running gnome alone on my computer, which isn't bad at all. I noticed that Gnome classic didn't load any interface items what so ever, but I'll update this section as soon as I figure it out. Hopefully.

I have a ton more games now (all were added with Gnome):

< The only thing I didn't like was the message tray, it looked big and annoying ( it responds to every mouse gesture no matter how small) and even the extension that is supposed to make it less sensitive resets on reboot.

< It's also very big in size, it took 5GB more than XFCE took, even with cleaners like Bleachbit, I was running low on space. (Had a really creative fix for that one ;)

< Resetting the interface could fix it. But it will erase any customizations I made.

 Gnome interface

I decided to remove cinnamon on the biases of being buggy, so I used the command: 

  sudo apt-get remove cinnamon

Then ran the command:

sudo apt-get autoremove

To get rid of the unneeded packages and save some disk space.

Alternatively you can use Synaptic and search the word “Cinnamon” and remove any package installed.

I managed to clean the system from cruft using Bleachbit, over 2GB were reclaimed!!

So I had Gnome running on my computer, and you have to wait till the next post to see how I discovered it!

Let me know what you think in the commentst section below.

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Muaad Elsharif

A blogger and entrepreneur from Tripoli Libya. مدون ورائد أعمال من طرابلس ليبيا

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