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Unity desktop ?

Post by vladtepes » Fri Jun 29, 2018 12:45 am

I expect the answer will be no but no harm in asking....

Is it possible to install Ubuntu's UNITY desktop on Linux Mint?

(I ask because I see Cinnamon is now available for Ubuntu and wondered if perhaps the reverse were also true).

I just want to give it a try without having to install Ubuntu, if that's at all possible.
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Re: Unity desktop ?

Post by Pierre » Fri Jun 29, 2018 1:25 am

YES - it is possible to install the Unity DeskTop:
https://gamblisfx.com/how-to-install-ub ... x-mint-17/
that's just one way of doing it, & if it breaks your machine, though, that's the risk that you will take . . .
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Re: Unity desktop ?

Post by catweazel » Fri Jun 29, 2018 1:33 am

vladtepes wrote:
Fri Jun 29, 2018 12:45 am
Is it possible to install Ubuntu's UNITY desktop on Linux Mint?
Yes, but apart from the risk of seriously b0rking your Linux Mint, why would you contemplate installing a dead DE?
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Re: Unity desktop ?

Post by Hoser Rob » Fri Jun 29, 2018 8:58 am

catweazel wrote:
Fri Jun 29, 2018 1:33 am
vladtepes wrote:
Fri Jun 29, 2018 12:45 am
Is it possible to install Ubuntu's UNITY desktop on Linux Mint?
Yes, but apart from the risk of seriously b0rking your Linux Mint, why would you contemplate installing a dead DE?
Exactly. I fact (many newbies may not know this) the reason Mint is as successful as it is is because so many users hated Unity so much. I agree. It's putrid. Closely related to the Ubuntu Phone debacle because it's actually a tablet style UI. Canonical looks a bit Spinal Tap to me sometimes.

ANd, of course, installing more than one DE is one of the most reliable ways to break your OS, even other Mint DEs, let alone unsupported ones..

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Re: Unity desktop ?

Post by vladtepes » Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:00 pm

OK well that answers that then ! Cheers :)
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Re: Unity desktop ?

Post by tdockery97 » Fri Jul 20, 2018 12:14 am

The Unity 7 maintainers (yes it is still active) have been permitted to move the Unity 7 packages to the Ubuntu Universe repository from the PPA. To properly install it you need to install Ubuntu 18.04, then you can just do a "sudo apt install ubuntu-unity-desktop" and it will install properly on Ubuntu. Reboot and log in to Unity. While I am not presently using it, I have an image saved with clonezilla that I reinstall periodically when I am feeling nostalgic.
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