As hinted by my current poll, you may be able to tell I have been thinking about switching/adding another desktop environment. I did. I chose kde.
At first I just did this
sudo apt-get install kubuntu-desktop
which worked, but gave me ugliness and unpredictable behavior.
I decided to install fresh. I downloaded myself a copy of the latest gutsy tribe 5 kubuntu iso and install it on my computer. I also installed a copy of Mandriva since I was starting over, but I’ll talk about that in another post.
Glorious! the pretty kde desktop came to my screen. Although there was a fair learning curve, I think I’ve got the hang of it now.
I have yet to get compiz-fusion running, due to difficulties with the window manager.
sudo aptitude install ubuntu-desktop
But again, just like before, gnome is acting and looking a little strange a the moment..