#7 Cinnamon Desktop in Ubuntu 12.04
Cinnamon is an alternate desktop environment forked from gnome shell interface. This is developed by the Linux Mint team. It much looks and feels like Gnome 2 with all the new effects. If you are not comfortable with unity then you can easly install this
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gwendal-lebihan-dev/cinnamon-stable sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install cinnamon
It has a good classic usefull bottom menu and the minimize taskbar.
Source : http://cinnamon.linuxmint.com , smashingweb.ge6.org, techhamlet.com