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    Hello folks,am new to ubuntu,and want to keep 10.10 distro for a while,it is a good solid os,but i am afraid they will discontinue updates after april,don't really like the unity desktop,any ideas?

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    Super Moderator Roxoff's Avatar
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    I'm using the Cinnamon desktop, it's an adaptation of Gnome 3, and it's available for Ubuntu. You could give it a try?

    And welcome to the forums.
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    Penguin of trust elija's Avatar
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    Welcome to LFO.

    Linux Mint is a good refuge for those who don't like Unity. It's based on Gnome 3 but the MSGE gives a more traditional feel to the desktop. It also comes with a MATE (Gnome 2 fork) desktop that gives you the old style Mint interface and Cinnamon is a simple install away. On the other hand, if you are generally happy with Ubuntu, there are the alternatives such as Xubuntu, Kubuntu and so on.
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    Linux Engineer MASONTX's Avatar
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    Ubuntu 10.04 is long term support, but even that must eventually be replaced. Try the xfce or lsde desktops instead of gnome.
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