Thank you so much for this tutorial. I've been using Ubuntu Netbook Edition on my Asus EEE PC 1001P since Ubuntu 10.04, and once Ubuntu 11.04 came out, I switched to Linux Mint. I've been desperately seeking something like UNE to maximize the real estate, and this is *exactly* what I wanted to do.
Since this tutorial is 2 years old, the differences I had were that instead of using "mintInstall", I had to use synaptic to install window-picker-applet and maximus, and after installing window-picker-applet, I had to reset (well, I just did a CTRL ALT BACKSPACE). Then I was able to enable window-picker-applet and maximus, and everything is completely awesome.
With this setup compared to UNE, I now have my desktop back, normal menu usage, maximized screen real estate and all the normal minty goodness minus the Unity mess.
Last edited by varonbondumb
on Sat Jul 02, 2011 2:38 pm, edited 1 time in total.