Ubuntu – How to remove GNOME shell(desktop environment) but remain Unity


I am current using Ubuntu 13.10 dist and I'm very happy to use Unity than Gnome shell. Now I would like to remove gnome shell completely and install Cinnamon desktop(I just want Unity and Cinammon in my selection) into ubuntu Dist. What is the safety way to do that?

Best Answer

By default your ubuntu has unity unless you removed it.

for removing gnome

sudo aptitude remove gnome-shell

and then you may need reboot or just logout and login by unity desktop.