Easy Ways to Install GNOME 3.10 on Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander

Install or upgrade GNOME 3.10 on Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander

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

Change 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:

sudo reboot

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.

If you do not want to install gnome 3.10 but more, you can view the release announcement on this page , or visit the official website of GNOME3

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