How to install Xubuntu / Xfce as a replacement for Gnome Unity in Ubuntu 13.10

Open

 

sudo apt-get install xubuntu-desktop gksu leafpad synaptic

Press Enter. Type your password. Your password will remain entirely invisible. not even dots will show, this is normal. Press Enter again.

 

– In the login window, click on the Ubuntu logo next to your user name. Select Xubuntu Session.

 

– Enter your password and press Enter. Now the Xubuntu desktop appears! It doesn’t look pretty yet: darkish and gloomy, with probably a lot of icons on the desktop. But all that is easily changeable (more about that that later on).

 

First: the Great Cleanup!

 

C. Cleanup

 

– Now it’s time for cleanup, in order to prevent system pollution problems. Click on the mouse icon (top left) – Accessories – Terminal Emulator

 

Type (use copy/paste, that’s both easier and safer):

 

Ubuntu 13.10:

sudo apt-get remove nautilus gnome-power-manager compiz compiz-gnome unity unity-* unity8* hud zeitgeist zeitgeist-core python-zeitgeist libzeitgeist* activity-log-manager-common gnome-control-center gnome-screenshot

sudo apt-get autoremove

 

Press Enter. Type your password. Your password will remain entirely invisible, not even dots will show, this is normal. Press Enter again.

 

In Ubuntu 13.10 you’re almost done now; reboot your computer (full reboot) and you can head straight on to lots of tips for tweaking, tuning and beautifying Xubuntu that can be found here https://sites.google.com/site/easylinuxtipsproject/xubuntu#TOC-TIPS-FOR-XUBUNTU

 

Now an intensive operation is being launched; simply wait.

 

 

B. Log in to Xubuntu

 

– When the installation is complete: log out of Ubuntu. Note: log out, don’t shut down!

 

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