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Install Gnome Desktop Environment in Ubuntu 14.04

Gnome on UbuntuWith the recent update of Ubuntu to version 14.04, many great features have been introduced which has revolutionized the way Ubuntu works. Unfortunately, you cannot alter the way you want to display the window control buttons. This however can be changed easily, by merely installing the classic Gnome desktop environment .

Instructions for Installing Gnome Desktop Environment in Ubuntu 14.04

This is a step by step guide to install GNOME Desktop Environment on Ubuntu 14.04.

  • Please Copy and Paste the commands properly in the terminal. Make sure that you do not add any extra characters, otherwise the commands will not work properly.
  • Please ensure that your computer is connected to the internet.
  • Press Ctrl + Alt + T to open Terminal Window or type “ Terminal “ while searching your computer.

Step 1 : Open the Terminal Window by pressing Ctrl + Alt + T and type the following command to ensure that your system is up to date.

 sudo apt-get update

Now Enter your password when prompted to do so :


Step 2 : Install Gnome Desktop by typing the following command

 sudo apt-get install gnome-session-fallback


You will be asked to continue , type Y or y and press Enter


The installation will then continue further



Step 3  :  After Installation is completed successfully, type exit and press Enter.


Now Log Out of your System


Step 4 : Select the Desktop Environment by Clicking on this icon.


Step 5 : Select Gnome Desktop Environment.


Step 6 : Now type your Password and press Enter.

Behold !! A new World of endless possibilities awaits you !!