Switch to Gnome Classic in Ubuntu 13.04 | Gnome Classic fans, fear not. Classic Gnome still exists in Ubuntu 13.04. I’ll show you how it works!
Ubuntu 12.04 Change to Classic Gnome | Unity not doing it for you? Ubuntu 12.04 has a fallback mode which mimics Gnome 2 / Classic Gnome. Yay! To install Gnome Classic/Fallback, install this package: $ sudo apt-get install gnome-session-fallback Now logout. At the login screen after selecting your login name, click on the Ubuntu icon beside your name to change the session
Ubuntu 11.04 Change From Unity To Classic Gnome | Classic Gnome fans, fear not. You can still use standard Gnome in Ubuntu 11.04 if Unity is not your bag. To change to traditional Gnome, logout and then after clicking on your username, select Ubuntu Classic Desktop at the bottom of the login screen. Enjoy the latest and greatest Ubuntu with regular Gnome! Edit! Alternate