Tech Buzz: How to change Desktop Environments in Ubuntu 12.10

If you want to change Unity and install anything else (like KDE) in Ubuntu 12.10, then this article is for you. Just copy-paste the commands into your terminal, press enter … wait a little bit for the packages to download and you are ready. Logout, pick your favourite Desktop Environment and log back in.

It's insanely simple:

Install KDE

sudo apt-get install kde-standard  sudo apt-get install kde-full

Install GNOME 3

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3  sudo apt-get update  sudo apt-get install gnome-shell

Install XFCE 4

sudo apt-get install xfce4  sudo apt-get install xfce4-goodies

Install Cinammon

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gwendal-lebihan-dev/cinnamon-stable  sudo apt-get update  sudo apt-get install cinnamon

Install FluxBOX

sudo apt-get install fluxbox

Install E17

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:hannes-janetzek/enlightenment-svn  sudo apt-get update  sudo apt-get install e17


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