Gnome makes me want to strangle kittens

Kaoru kaoru at
Tue Jul 7 18:15:57 BST 2009

On Tue, Jul 7, 2009 at 5:54 PM, David Cantrell<david at> wrote:
> How does one de-Gnomeify a Ubuntu box?  Its spectacularly broken
> focus-follows-mouse and hideously ugly window mangler and "panels"
> Just Have To Go.

I think in general, depending on how long the box has been around and
how much clutter it's accumulated, it's probably easiest to back up
your files and reinstall. Non-gnome flavours of Ubuntu can be found
around the web: (KDE) (xfce4) (no Xorg
installed by default)

Disclaimer: I've not tried any of those except the server edition,
which I then installed Gnome onto.

The "correct" way to do it is to uninstall the "ubuntu-dekstop"
package and install the "kubuntu-desktop"/"xubuntu-desktop" etc.
packages, however my apt-fu isn't strong enough to actually trust that
that will do what you mean.

Hope that helps,

- Alex

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