Hello Linux Geeksters. In this article I will show you how to install Gnome Classic, commonly known as Gnome Fallback on Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander, Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail, Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal, and Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin.
As you may know, Gnome Classic brings the old Gnome 2 interface to the Ubuntu users. It is still available in the Ubuntu Software Center, since many users declined to Gnome 3.
Because it is available in the default repositories of the latest versions of Ubuntu available, installing Gnome Classic (Gnome Fallback) is easy. Just update the system and install the package:
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install gnome-session-fallback
Next, reboot and choose “Gnome Fallback” from the login menu.
If you don’t like Gnome Classic, you can try Cinnamon or Mate, other two Gnome 2 forks. If you need installing instructions, see the following articles: