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Ubuntu GNOME Remix 12.10 Released

The Ubuntu GNOME Remix (UGR) is a new project that aims to provide a mostly pure GNOME desktop experience built from the Ubuntu repositories.

UGR 12.10 is the first release for this project and there are still a few minor issues, but it is a great alternative if anyone is interested in using Ubuntu with pure upstream GNOME experience, rather than stock Unity interface.

  • The Ubuntu GNOME Remix ships with GNOME 3.6. Check out the GNOME Release Notes to see what's new in 3.6.
  • GNOME Shell 3.6.1 and GDM 3.6.1. Among other improvements, the login and lock screen have been redesigned.
  • Web (epiphany-browser).
  • Abiword for word processing and Gnumeric for spreadsheets.
  • Evolution as email client.
  • Software (gnome-package-kit), which also includes its own update manager. You can install updates by opening Software and clicking Check for Updates in the Software app menu.
  • GNOME Classic (gnome-panel 3) is included but GNOME Shell is the default session if your hardware supports it.
  • Tweak Tool and dconf Editor are provided for customizing advanced settings.
  • Cheese webcam app.
  • Gwibber allows you to easily connect via social media.
  • The complete GNOME Games collection.
  • Rhythmbox is the default music player.
  • Shotwell is the default photo manager.
  • Useful utilities like Simple Scan and Transmission.
Some Missing Apps/Features:
  • Some GNOME apps have not been upgraded to 3.6 for the 12.10 release. If you want these, try the GNOME3 PPA. Affected apps include Aisleriot, Nautilus, System Settings, and Totem.
  • Web does not support Flash in Ubuntu 12.10 (1001229). If you need Flash, try Firefox or Chromium.
  • Documents is not included as it currently depends on LibreOffice.
  • Ubuntu One is not included by default as it doesn't feel like a GNOME app.
For more information see this page.


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