Install ubuntu-desktop on Linux Mint?

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xavierbaez
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Install ubuntu-desktop on Linux Mint?

Post by xavierbaez » Sun Jun 16, 2019 5:11 pm

Is it possible to have Linux Mint with Cinnamon 4.0 and also have the best of Ubuntu on the same partition?

I would love to have Linux Mint benefit of Cinnamon 4.0, however I would also like to have Ubuntu?

the specific package that I am looking for is:
ubuntu-desktop 1.417.1 amd64 The Ubuntu desktop system

Has anybody done this?

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Re: Install ubuntu-desktop on Linux Mint?

Post by Pjotr » Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:12 am

Don't. It's messy, and at the very least your system will become unpredictable:
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Re: Install ubuntu-desktop on Linux Mint?

Post by Hugh Neutron » Sat Nov 02, 2019 5:48 pm

The reason I use Linux Mint is because of Ubuntu's LTS + Cinnamon/Nemo on top because I dislike GNOME3. It's 100% possible to transform Mint into stock Ubuntu but it's self defeating unless you really want it like that. It's still a good learning experience because it shows how Linux works under the hood.
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Re: Install ubuntu-desktop on Linux Mint?

Post by trytip » Sat Nov 02, 2019 5:50 pm

are you looking for the old ubuntu unity desktop or the new gnome desktop
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Re: Install ubuntu-desktop on Linux Mint?

Post by Moem » Sat Nov 02, 2019 6:32 pm

You can only use one desktop environment at a time. So if you manage to install the current desktop that comes with Ubuntu on your Linux Mint, you will NOT be getting the benefits of Cinnamon.
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If your issue is solved, kindly indicate that by editing the first post in the topic, and adding [SOLVED] to the title. Thanks!

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Re: Install ubuntu-desktop on Linux Mint?

Post by gm10 » Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:14 pm

xavierbaez wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2019 5:11 pm
I would love to have Linux Mint benefit of Cinnamon 4.0, however I would also like to have Ubuntu?

the specific package that I am looking for is:
ubuntu-desktop 1.417.1 amd64 The Ubuntu desktop system
Are you though? As Moem said, you can only use one desktop at a time and your post does not sound like you actually want to replace your Cinnamon desktop. So what Ubuntu-specific thing are you exactly looking for?
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