Saturday, 30 April 2011

Gnome 3 on Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal

Last night I slept late until 3:30 am because I wanted to try out Gnome 3  hehe interesting, What I can say is.. wow! it's lighter and faster than the previous one. By the time I'm writing this, The only problem is lack of development on customization software. Maybe it's still new or developers concentrate more on Unity now.

So, let's have a try: (these steps maybe outdated soon because they keep on patching it everyday )
Open Terminal and enter this command

Add to repository:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3

And get the update:
sudo apt-get update

Get the upgrade:
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

Now this is important otherwise you'll be shocked by the ugly interface just like windows 95, delete it:
sudo apt-get remove gnome-accessibility-themes

Install the standard Gnome 3 theme:
sudo apt-get install gnome-themes-standard

Restart your PC to complete the update and at the login screen, select Ubuntu Gnome Desktop and there you go, it's done.

In case you don't like it and want to revert back to Unity, follow this to remove Gnome 3.
sudo apt-get install ppa-purge

sudo ppa-purge ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3

aptitude will gives the following output:
Leave the following dependencies unresolved:
     gnome-control-center-data recommends gnome-control-center

When it asks you to enter yes/no: type the following.
- gnome-control-center-data

And proceed to select Y if it asks for any prompt. Logout and select ubuntu, done.


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