The list of things I do on a new ubuntu install... (Score: 3, Interesting) by email@example.com on 2014-05-07 02:44 (#1EP) Hasn't changed with this. The very first thing I do is dump unity:apt-get install gnome-shell gnome-panel compizconfig-settings-manager and presto... I can usegnome classic.I like 14.04 LTS.. I've hated Unity since it began. Seems almost every new revision makes my list of things Ineed to tweak longer. Re: The list of things I do on a new ubuntu install... (Score: 1) by firstname.lastname@example.org on 2014-05-07 03:05 (#1ER) I've been considering going to a ubuntu based distro, since there seem to be a lot of commercial packages that are supporting it. Xubuntu seems to be a nice alternative, I just need to take the time and figure out how easy everything will get along if I throw openbox and my crunchbang settings on it. Re: The list of things I do on a new ubuntu install... (Score: 1) by email@example.com on 2014-05-07 18:50 (#1FA) To the argument with the commercial package support, you can basically extract any deb package and adapt it to a custom package format, if there are shared library dependencies you can add them to the package if your distro doesn't provide the old versions. I have run Archlinux for quite a few years (until they forced systemd on me and abandoned BSD's KISS principle) and I needed a lot from printers to other specialized hardware monitors and stuff and it was always possible to make it run. It requires a tiny bit extra work, but Arch's PKGBUILD model lets you do that in 5 minutes in the usual case.