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Ubuntu GNOME is an official flavour of Ubuntu, featuring the GNOME desktop environment.
Ubuntu GNOME (formerly Ubuntu GNOME Remix) is a mostly pure GNOME desktop experience built from the Ubuntu repositories. Our first (unofficial) release was 12.10 (Quantal Quetzal), released in October 2012. See the release notes. As the 12.10 release was our first release, there are still a few minor issues, but we proudly recommend Ubuntu GNOME to anyone interested in using Ubuntu with the best of what GNOME has to offer.
The first official release was 13.04 (Raring Ringtail).
The latest stable release is Ubuntu GNOME 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr).
Please join us and contribute to an exciting, international, free and open source software project. We look forward to working together with you.
Minimum System Requirements
- 1 GHz processor (for example Intel Celeron or better)
- 1.5 GB RAM (system memory)
- 7 GB of free hard drive space for installation
- Either a CD/DVD drive or a USB port for the installer media
- Internet access is helpful (for installing updates during the installation process).
Get Ubuntu GNOME 14.04 LTS (latest stable release)
Please read the release notes before downloading.
Please head over to the Get Ubuntu GNOME page for more details.
Features of Ubuntu GNOME 14.04 LTS
Ubuntu GNOME 14.04 is now an LTS (Long Term Support) release. This is our first LTS Release supported for 3 years.
- gnome-weather, gnome-maps, gnome-photos and gnome-music are all available to install from the archives.
With GNOME 3.10 comes enhanced support for online accounts, and some general optimization of the user interface.
A set of 10 new high-quality wallpapers are included. For more details, see Ubuntu GNOME Wallpaper Contest.
GNOME Classic session is included. To try it, choose it from the Sessions option on the login screen.
Upgrading to the latest release
Before upgrading, it is highly recommended to back up your data. See this page for tutorials on how to backup your data. Or just download Clonezilla and create an image of your hard drive or system partition.
The included GUI update manager will offer you the latest release of Ubuntu GNOME. Which can also be accessed via Terminal:
sudo update-manager -d
Alternatively, launch Terminal by hitting Ctrl+Alt+T and run the following command:
Note. If you were using the gnome3-team/gnome3 PPA, you should run
If you are having problems with upgrading - No new release found - please see this.
More information about Upgrading can be found here.
Personal Package Archives (PPAs)
PPAs for Ubuntu GNOME can be found on this link.
Your Contribution Is Needed
Thank you for choosing and using Ubuntu GNOME. Your help, support and contributions are highly appreciated. Would you like to help make Ubuntu GNOME even better? Please read the Getting Involved section for more information.
Please head over to the Ubuntu GNOME Team's Meetings page for more information.
The GNOME logo and GNOME name are registered trademarks or trademarks of GNOME Foundation in the United States or other countries. Ubuntu GNOME is not directly produced, endorsed or supported by the GNOME Foundation.