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How to Install GNOME 3 on Ubuntu 11.04 over Unity Desktop

I have been using Ubuntu with Gnome desktop ever since I have heard of Ubuntu and I was very excited about the new Unity Desktop in Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal  but it really didn’t impress me much. I would better like to use new Gnome 3 over Unity.

Here is simple steps of “how to install Gnome 3 over unity desktop” –

1. Open terminal (Ctrl+T) and hit following commands

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3

gksu apt-get update

sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

2.You are done, Yupp it’s really simple 🙂



  • http://deleted parviz

    I can’t down load ultrasurf latest version, please send it to my e-mail.tnx

  • josh

    Gnome 3 sucks bad! Get kde 4.6

  • unity

    gnome 3 sucks. wallpapoz or desktop drapes does not work.

  • kurt

    is there any way to downgrade to gnome 2 after you do this? i got gnome 3 and its still pretty buggy in ubuntu 11.04