Instaling GNOME 3

It’s been a while since the GNOME’s been on town. It has some major changes from the gnome 2.6. Here’s a walk-though to install GNOME 3 on your linux box.

Add Repository, Update and Upgrade the system. Get the Gnome Shell

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

sudo apt-get updatesudo apt-get upgrade

sudo apt-get install gnome-shell

And after installing GNOME 3.0; here are few things to do before start tweaking GNOME

  1. Remove Unity sudo apt-get remove unity

  2. Remove Overlay ScrollBars sudo apt-get remove scroolbar

  3. Install Gnome Tweak Tool sudo apt-get install gnome-tweak-tool

  4. Instal dconf sudo apt-get install dconf-tools

And if you don’t like GNOME 3, you can revert it back with following script sudo ppa-purge ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3