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Install GNOME-Shell on Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala

Jan 14, 2010, 17:34 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Christer Edwards)

[ Thanks to Ramsai for this link. ]

"This article by Christer Edwards outlines the steps required to install and run the latest previews of GNOME Shell, which will become GNOME 3.0. The final release isn't scheduled until later this year, but there are preview snapshots available for testing and feedback. Installation of GNOME Shell can be done alongside your normal installation, so you don't need to worry about it interfering with your "regular" desktop.

"Remember, these are development builds and preview snapshots, and are still in the early stages. While it appears to be functional (so far) your mileage may vary.

"Installing GNOME-Shell

"With the release of Ubuntu 9.10, a GNOME-Shell preview is included in the repositories. This makes it very easy to install (and remove) as needed. The downside is that it is just a snapshot so you are not running the latest-greatest builds. For this reason I've included instructions on installing the package as well as compiling the latest builds.

"I should also note that GNOME Shell requires reasonable 3D support. This means that it will likely *not* work within a virtual machine. In particular, problems have been reported trying to run GNOME Shell with 3D support in VirtualBox."

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