Ubuntu - How to change default menu for Net Book Remix

Net Book Remix is another spin off of Ubuntu. It's strength is to make Ubuntu to run on Netbook, miniature laptop which target for internet applications users. Typically, the screen size are small (from 9" - 12"), thus it is light (0.8kg - 1.5kg) and runs on Atom processor. The kernel and programs on NBR (Net Book Remix) are tune to run leaner, to accommodate the limited processor speed. The limited processor is in fact a good thing, less heat generated and generally, NBR are quite "cool".

The most notable difference about NBR and the usual Ubuntu linux distribution is, it's menu. The "Ubuntu NetBook Desktop" is the menu that covers the whole desktop with menu items. But people like me, still prefer the "Classic Desktop", with the menu panel on top and windows panel at bottom. Most desirably is the desktop are visible with the frequent access files and programs in it.

So, how do we change the "Ubuntu NetBook Desktop" to the usual "Classic Desktop"? Here is how to do it :
  1. apt-get install desktop-switcher
  2. alt-F2
  3. type :
  4. choose "Classic Desktop"
  5. then run :
    gconftool-2 --set /desktop/gnome/session/required_components_list --type list --list-type=string ["windowmanager","panel","filemanager"]

Au revoir !!!

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