Ubuntu 13.04 with GNOME Panel

I have been a fan of GNOME 2 for as long as Unity existed. I enjoyed its compact interface and the amount of flexibility it offered me. I grew to appreciate it even more when Unity 2D was removed from Ubuntu 13.04; VMware Player (5.0.2) does not properly support it, causing all sorts of lag when rendering the “eye candy” for the interface. I am sure that the new interface is great for many people, but it does not fit well with my day-to-day routine on Ubuntu: software development. Fortunately, Canonical offers a gnome-panel package, which brings back the old look and feel of GNOME 2 on Ubuntu 10.04.