Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Upgrading to GNOME 3.10 On Saucy Salamander Tutorial

The new version of GNOME (GNOME 3.10) for the Ubuntu 13.10 distribution’s desktop was launched back in September. In general, the OS ships with the 3.8 version of the desktop, which is an alternative to the Unity desktop, but an older version. The new version adds a number of new features and apps to the distribution and it would be advisable to upgrade to it.
Source : http://ubuntuguide.net/

1. Firstly, you will need to add a GNOME 2 PPA to the Ubuntu Software Sources. You can do this using a graphical user interface but using the command line is the easier way. Open the terminal window and type in this command.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3-next && sudo apt-get update

2. Now, to install the GNOME 3.10 desktop, you will need to type in the following command on the command line.

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install gnome-shell ubuntu-gnome-desktop

3. Next, you will want to install some of the extra stuff to the desktop. For extra apps like Weather, Maps and Music, you’ll need to add extra GNOME PPAs.

To install the extras, use the following commands on the terminal.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3-staging

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

sudo apt-get upgrade


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