Ubuntu GNOME

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Ubuntu GNOME
Ubuntu GNOME logo.svg
Ubuntu GNOME 13.10 ScreenShot.png
Screenshot of Ubuntu GNOME 13.10
OS family Unix-like
Working state Current
Source model Free and open-source software
Initial release 18 October 2012; 20 months ago (2012-10-18)
Latest release Ubuntu GNOME 14.04 (Trusty Tahr)[1] / April 17, 2014 (2014-04-17)
Package manager dpkg
Kernel type Monolithic (Linux)
Userland GNU
Default user interface GNOME 3
Official website ubuntugnome.org

Ubuntu GNOME (formerly Ubuntu GNOME Remix) is a Linux distribution and distributed as free and open source software, based on the Ubuntu operating system, but with a pure GNOME interface.[2]

The project began as an unofficial "remix" because some users preferred the GNOME 3 desktop over Unity.[3] Ubuntu GNOME 12.10 Quantal Quetzal was the first stable version released on 18 October 2012.[4]


Current release Release no longer supported Release still supported Future release
Version Code Name Release date Supported Until Remarks
12.10 Quantal Quetzal 2012-10-18 April 2014
  • first release
13.04 Raring Ringtail 2013-04-26 December 2013
  • Firefox replaced GNOME Web (Epiphany) as the default browser.
  • Ubuntu Software Center and Update Manager replaced GNOME Software (gnome-packagekit).
  • LibreOffice 4.0 became available by default instead of Abiword and Gnumeric.
13.10 Saucy Salamander 2013-10-17 May 2014
  • uses GNOME 3.8
14.04 LTS Trusty Tahr 2014-04-17 April 2017
  • release with long-term support (LTS) for three years[5]
  • includes a "GNOME Classic" session available by default in the session menu[6]
14.10 Utopic Unicorn 2014-10-16 July 2015
  • systemd will provide the init system instead of upstart


Writing in October 2013, Jim Lynch stated: "Ubuntu GNOME 13.10 will be welcomed by GNOME fans. GNOME 3.8 adds some significant new features that enhance the desktop experience, and all of it has been combined well with Ubuntu 13.10 itself. So the end result will probably be quite appealing for those who want Ubuntu, but with GNOME 3.8 instead of Unity. If you are not a fan of GNOME 3 then Lubuntu, Kubuntu or Xubuntu are much better desktop environments if you need to stay within the Ubuntu family. If none of those appeal to you then you might want to just sit tight and wait for Linux Mint 16 to arrive."[7]

Jim Lynch reviewed Ubuntu GNOME 14.04 LTS in April 2014 and concluded, "I have seen some reviews of regular Ubuntu 14.04 that have proclaimed it to be “the best version of Ubuntu yet” and that sort of thing. Well, I think it’s fair to say that Ubuntu GNOME 14.04 may also be the finest version of Ubuntu GNOME as well, and that’s something that the Ubuntu GNOME developers and users can take pride in."[8]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Linx, Ali (2014-04-17). "14.04 LTS is released". Ubuntu GNOME. Retrieved 2014-04-21. 
  2. ^ "UbuntuGNOME - Introduction". 
  3. ^ "Ubuntu GNOME Becomes An Official Ubuntu Flavour". Webupd8. 11 March 2013. Retrieved 28 May 2013. 
  4. ^ "Ubuntu GNOME Remix 12.10 Released!". 
  5. ^ Bhartiya, Swapnil (18 March 2014). "Ubuntu Gnome gets LTS status". Muktware. Retrieved 19 March 2014. 
  6. ^ Sneddon, Joey (2 March 2014). "Ubuntu 14.04 Flavours Release First Beta". OMG Ubuntu. Retrieved 2 March 2014. 
  7. ^ Lynch, Jim (23 October 2013). "Ubuntu GNOME 13.10". Linux Desktop Reviews. Retrieved 29 October 2013. 
  8. ^ Lynch, Jim (21 April 2014). "Ubuntu GNOME 14.04 LTS". Linux Desktop Reviews. Retrieved 22 April 2014. 

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