On Monday, April 30, 2018 7:42:51 AM MST you wrote:
> Is there any progress on an unofficial Unity remix? The only one I can find
> for 18.04 hasn't updated since February.
> I'm considering rolling my own.
> On which note, is there any way to upgrade an existing 16.04 install and
> *not* get GNOME?
I think going to Gnome was the right decision. Having used the new LTS (as
well as the POP_OS variant) I think it is good right out of the box for the
average user. I would feel comfortable giving it to my mother and grandmother
as is without tweaks.
That said, you can still install Unity on a fresh 18.04 install. I believe
upgrading from 16.04 does not remove Unity.
$ sudo apt install ubuntu-unity-desktop
During install it will ask if you want to switch your display manager from
gdm3 to lightdm. For Unity, lightdm is probably the way to go.