responsible for taking the decision to develop its own desktop interface, Unity, which first ran on GNOME 2, and then adapted to GNOME 3 .
was with the jump to GNOME 3 where users could start using GNOME Shell, so that the sign could be used both Unity and GNOME Shell, but no version “pure” Ubuntu GNOME Shell and without Unity for those who simply do not want the native environment of Canonical.
Muktware explain how we create our own “Gubuntu” , a wholly derived from Ubuntu distribution but instead of Unity includes GNOME Shell.
The secret of this installation is very simple: instead of downloading the desktop version of Ubuntu, we have to choose Ubuntu Server , whose installation, care is done in text mode , not via a graphical wizard . So before you proceed, you must be convinced to complete the installation without the graphical wizard, which is not complicated but it can raise questions to the novice user.
the installation process will ask you one step “Select keyboard languages.” You must select “No” and then select the appropriate language in the next step. When prompted to “Select packages to install”, just press Enter to install the system by default. Something more delicate is the selection of the partition that you should make carefully .
Once installed Ubuntu Server and rebooted the computer see a console with your prompt, no graphical interface . To solve the latter will have to enter the system with our username and password, then type the commands
sudo apt-get updatesudo apt-get install gnome
This will download and install lots of packages, and upon completion will have to reboot and select GNOME (and Ubuntu) from the login screen. We already have a 3 with GNOME GNOME Shell, but there are packages and tools not available in the base repo, so should add the PPA repository GNOME Team 3 to access these solutions. To do this:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa: gnome3-team/gnome3
can install GNOME utilities such as Tweak Tool (seek him in Synaptic, it installs itself, as the Ubuntu Software Center is not included in the installation of GNOME 3 we have done), and and you can go from start to finish shaping your GNOME Shell.