Installing GNOME 3 Shell on Ubuntu 12.04

GNOME is one of most popular dekstop environment for Linux. It shows us how Linux it is and break common people opinions about Linux. For about years many people still think that Linux is not user-friendly, still using CLI (Command Line Interface) to operate it, etc. They think that Linux cannot be compared with Windows or Mac in environment aspects. But now we know GNOME, I think this is the most beautiful dekstop environment for Ubuntu.

Basically, Ubuntu 12.04 is using Unity Interface. But there are many people (and me) are think that Unity Interface is not enough for Ubuntu 12.04. In other hand I also want to beat Windows and Mac’s beautiful desktop environment xD. So I installed it to my laptop.

Okay, how to do install it?

Many people still think that finding Linux software is difficult. But they are wrong! User can install Ubuntu software by typing some words. You aren’t need to find it on Google or go to the store to buy software’s CD. Repositories serve us as king (?).

Okay, you just type this on Terminal

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install gnome-shell

After it had been installed to your computer, you can activate it on log on screen. You can choose desktop environment what you want.

If you want to make your desktop more interested to see, you can go here to get some extension. You can find many tool that can help you.

GNOME Extension
GNOME Extension

If you want to edit your appearance, maybe you will need GNOME Tweak Tool. It help you control your extension and set up your desktop.You can install this from Ubuntu Software Center, or you can type this on Terminal

sudo apt-get install gnome-tweak-tool

In the next post I will share best themes for your Ubuntu PC. So, don’t miss it! 🙂

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