On this tutorial will show you how to install/upgrade GNOME 3.10 on Ubuntu 13.10 saucy salamander. GNOME 3.10 is latest and new version of GNOME released on September 2013. Six months after the release of Gnome 3.8, Gnome 3.10 has entered and the least we can say is that we made a giant leap at the interface, it becomes really very nice watch.
For the rest of this new version of Gnome contains not less than 34,786 contributions from the work of no less than 985 people. Gnome 3.10 includes a number of major new features and offers even more enjoyable user experience, such as :
- Wayland - will enable the GNOME to fully adopt the next generation display and input technology in the future.
- Enhanced System Status Area - which gives a more focused overview of your system.
- Software - which provides an easy way to browse and install applications.
- Many New Apps - including Maps, Notes, Music and Photos.
- New geolocation features - such as automatic time zones and world clocks.
- And many other features that it has already in previous versions
Install/Upgrade Gnome 3.10 on Ubuntu 13.10
To install GNOME 3.10 in Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander the first thing to do is install the GDM display manager to do this, just open terminal then type the following command:
sudo apt-get install gdm
During the installation we will have to set GDM and confirm the setting as the default by clicking OK. At this point, we integrate in the distribution of the PPA gnome 3 and Gnome 3 Next Staging then update the distribution by typing:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3-next sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3-staging sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
Install Gnome Shell by typing command in a terminal:
sudo apt-get install gnome-shell
Install the other applications such as Gnome Gnome Contacts, Web browser, Gnome Clocks, Boxes etc. by typing:
sudo apt-get install gnome-documents gnome-contacts gnome-boxes epiphany-browser gnome-shell-extensions gnome-tweak-tool gnome-bijiben clocks
If you are use Unity should also remove the Overlay Scrollbar by typing command:
sudo apt-get remove overlay-scrollbar
Now, Restart Ubuntu 13.10:
After reboot, switch to “GNOME” from the login screen.
How to Revert to Gnome 3.8 on Ubuntu 13.10
To revert/reinstall Gnome 3.8 on Ubuntu 13.10 as default. you can do this by typing following command:
sudo apt-get install ppa-purge sudo ppa-purge ppa: gnome3-team/gnome3-staging sudo ppa-purge ppa: gnome3-team/gnome3-next
If we use Unity we must reinstall the Overlay Scrollbar typing:
sudo apt-get install overlay-scrollbar
Then reboot your ubuntu system
Ubuntu GNOME 13.10 Saucy still be based on GNOME 3.8, you can also install/upgrade to GNOME 3.10 by using PPA Gnome 3 on above.