If you like the OS elementary luna, but you would rather have a more fully-featured version of Ubuntu, then you can install Xubuntu and add the OS elementary window manager. This includes the “plank” known on other distros as the dock.
OS Elementary is currently based on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, if you are using any other version, then this may or may not work.
You need to open a terminal and enter the following commands:
sudo apt-add-repository ppa:elementary-os/stable
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install gala dconf-tools plank switchboard switchboard-plug-pantheon-shell
What’s in this repository is here: https://launchpad.net/~elementary-os/+archive/stable
You can add the midori browser to most distros:
sudo apt-add-repository ppa:midori/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install midori
Midori does not play YouTube videos qv.
cp /etc/xdg/xfce4/xfconf/xfce-perchannel-xml/xfce4-session.xml ~/.config/xfce4/xfconf/xfce-perchannel-xml/xfce4-session.xml
Method 1: You need to use a editor,in this example "leafpad", but you could use gedit, to replace the instance of “xfwm4″ with “gala”. Logout and log back in again.
leafpad ~/.config/xfce4/xfconf/xfce-perchannel-xml/xfce4-session.xmlMethod 2: (if the first method doesn't work) add "gala --replace" to application autostart.
To auto-start gala add it in “Application Autostart” under “Session and Startup” of XFCE Settings.So the entry says "gala --replace" (You can no longer change the theme through dconf so get the ppa for the tweak tool) sudo apt-add-repository ppa:versable/elementary-update && sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install elementary-tweaks (Copy and paste all the above on one line)
Can I revert back to xfce? Just reverse Method 1 above, and replace “gala” with “xfcwm4”
To auto-start Plank just add it in “Application Autostart” under “Session and Startup” of XFCE Settings.
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