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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 14.10 (Utopic Unicon).

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).

If you have an old machine, you may consider other alternatives like Lubuntu or Xubuntu.

Download Ubuntu GNOME

  • Please read the release notes before downloading.

  • Please head over to the Get Ubuntu GNOME page for more details.

Features of Ubuntu GNOME 14.10

  • Most of GNOME 3.12 is now included. See the GNOME release notes for more details. The few missing bits of 3.12 are available in ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3. We do NOT use gnome-software to install applications, instead we use Ubuntu Software Center.

  • gnome-maps and gnome-weather are now installed by default. gnome-photos, gnome-music and polari are available to install from the Ubuntu archive.
  • A set of 10 new high-quality wallpapers are included by default.

  • GNOME Classic session is included. To try it, choose it from the Sessions option on the login screen.

  • New themes (like numix) are available on the archive.

Applications in Ubuntu GNOME 14.10

  • GNOME Shell. The GNOME desktop environment from where you can search and start applications, switch between windows, etc.

  • Nautilus (File Manager). An easy to use file manager for organizing your documents, music, pictures, videos and files in general.

  • Firefox Web Browser. Browse the web with one of the most popular fast, flexible and secure web browsers.

  • LibreOffice. Create professional documents, spreadsheets, presentations and even more with the open-source office suite.

  • gedit (Text Editor). A small and lightweight text editor for the GNOME desktop environment.

  • Ubuntu Software Center. Lets you browse and install thousands of free and paid applications available for Ubuntu.

  • Tweak Tool. Change advanced settings – appearance, fonts, keyboard and mouse, windows and workspaces. Install extensions, set power options, select startup applications.

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:

sudo do-release-upgrade

Note. If you were using the gnome3-team/gnome3 PPA, you should run

sudo ppa-purge

before upgrading.

  • 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.

See Also

You can find out more about Ubuntu on the Ubuntu official website and Ubuntu Wiki. You can find out more about GNOME on the GNOME official website.

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.

UbuntuGNOME (last edited 2014-12-21 20:11:03 by alexstrand7-o)