Removed Python2.7 by mistake
I'm a newbie and I think I've done something silly. I'm using Ubuntu - I was following instructions in a magazine doing some basic Python programming - I came across a problem and thought it was to do with Python 2.7 - Python 3 was present in /etc so I thought it would be OK to remove Python 2.7 with (pretty sure this was the command I used) "apt-get remove python2.7". After rebooting the laptop Ubuntu doesn't boot properly.
It boots up so far - gets as far as starting X but doesn't allow me to get to any applications or terminal window etc. I can boot up in recovery mode so I'm wondering if someone can point me in the right direction to restore without reinstalling.