Ubuntu – How to install XFCE and completely remove Unity


I use Ubuntu 12.04 (I have not upgraded to 14.04 for performance reasons) but I don't like Unity. How can I install XFCE as my default graphic system, and completely remove Unity?

Best Answer

You can install the entire xfce ubuntu package using the following commands:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install xfce4

Alternatively, you can install the entire xubuntu package:

sudo apt-get install xubuntu-desktop

To uninstall unity:

sudo apt-get purge ubuntu-desktop unity-*