Monday, September 3

Ubuntu 12.10 'Gnome Edition' Alpha Images Available for Download

Ubuntu GNOME Remix is a new official Ubuntu flavor that aims to bring a pure upstream GNOME desktop experience built from the Ubuntu 12.10 repositories.

An alpha version of Ubuntu GNOME Remix is a developer snapshot that will give you a very early glance at the next version of Ubuntu GNOME Remix.

Ubuntu Gnome Remix has following features:
  • The Ubuntu GNOME Remix ships with the first GNOME 3.6 beta, GNOME 3.5.90. Some GNOME apps will not be upgraded to 3.6 for the 12.10 release. If you want these, try the GNOME3 PPA.
  • Web (epiphany-browser) is the GNOME web browser. Web does not support Flash in Ubuntu 12.10. If you need Flash, try Firefox or Chromium.
  • Abiword is the GNOME word processor and Gnumeric is the GNOME spreadsheet app. LibreOffice is available for install if you want it.
  • Boxes is not included as it didn't seem to be working. Also, qemu-linaro (qemu-kvm-spice) doesn't built on i386 in Ubuntu. qemu-kvm with spice support does build in Debian though on i386.
  • Documents is not included as it currently depends on LibreOffice, at least as packaged in Debian & Ubuntu.
  • Software (gnome-package-kit) is included in this alpha release. It also includes its own update manager. You can install updates by opening Software and clicking Check for Updates in the Software app menu.
  • The Ubuntu One installer is included in this alpha release. Ubuntu One itself is not included by default as it doesn't feel like a GNOME app.
  • GNOME Classic (gnome-panel 3) is included but GNOME Shell is the default session if your hardware supports it. If you want the GNOME Classic with-effects session to work, install compiz.

For more info and known issues, see this page.


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