Originally Posted by Jon N/A
The problem is, to install them I have to remove the ubuntu-desktop package! And i obviously don't want to do that
I see if I can find something.
I realise this reply is a little late but it's totally fine for you to do that. ubuntu-desktop is a meta package for GNOME. It won't remove anything if you uninstall it.
You can reinstall it again afterwards if you like.