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Ubuntu GNOME Shell Remix 12.04 Released

by jan on 27.04.2012 at 16:32:59

Ubuntu GNOME Shell Remix is now available in a new version based on Ubuntu 12.04. You can download and install it directly from the download page. Please note that upgrades from previous versions are currently not supported. I'm going to try to offer an upgrade possibility and report later on this blog.

Improvements in the new version include the updated GNOME applications that are now available in version 3.4. The display manager is now changed from GDM to LightDM, which makes using the guest session possible and fixes the previous problems with auto-login.

Thanks to the developers from Ubuntu and GNOME for making this software package possible!

#1 by Alonso Bautista Vijalobos on 27.04.2012 at 21:26:47
Thanks ! nice job, also love Gnome Shell.

#2 by Nicola Amatucci on 28.04.2012 at 21:46:56
Thank you! Gnome Shell is the best!

#3 by Felipe van Schaik Willig on 29.04.2012 at 21:32:28
Thanks! Awesome work since the last release! Much appreciated!

#4 by Raajesh Ganeshan on 30.04.2012 at 01:34:38
Thank you, very much.

#5 by Mehmet Mücahid on 01.05.2012 at 00:27:42
Thanks. It's wonderful. It's easly than others.

#6 by GR Gaudreau on 01.05.2012 at 16:53:49
I've been looking for an Ubuntu type distribution that was using the Gnome 3 shell; this is a good one. Thanks for a fine distribution.

#7 by Gdelt on 02.05.2012 at 05:32:53
I just discovered Ubuntu GS Remix thanks to WebUpd8 and I tried it straight away : it is exactly what I was looking for : much faster and lighter than Ubuntu. It's fabulous. Thanks a lot for this excellent work.

#8 by enrique corchero on 04.05.2012 at 20:43:19
Gracias por molestarse en hacer esta distribución. Es bastante molesto instalar ubuntu con Unity nativo y luego tener que instalar gnome-shell y configurar todo. Estoy instalando, espero ande muy bien. Saludos desde Argentina!

#9 by Yoshi Assim on 06.05.2012 at 20:06:04
Moltes mercès. M'agrada molt Gnome Shell i estic força cansat d'estar lluitant amb la "distro" oficial per poder tenir en els meus portàtils. L'he descobert mercès a l'estupenda feina duta a terme per WebUpd8. M'agrada molt la simplicitat de Gnome Shell. Thanks a lot for your excellent work. Greetings from Girona, Spain!

#10 by joede on 10.05.2012 at 08:50:35
I've tried to boot the distribution from an USB stick on two PCs. On both the boot fails with a message "unknown keyboard entry". Any idea?

#11 by joede on 10.05.2012 at 08:52:50
Sorry, the correct message is "unknown keyboard in configuration file".

#12 by Marjeo on 17.05.2012 at 01:30:11
This is what I have been looking for. Thanks for making it an option for Gnome-shell lovers.
I'm really looking forward with optimism that gnome version of Ubuntu be included to the official release.

#13 by Alfredo on 25.05.2012 at 20:00:53
Great! Just installed it, works like a charm!

#14 by Manuel on 04.06.2012 at 20:30:57
Excellent job

#15 by jo13 on 05.06.2012 at 07:46:28
trying this distro. hope working done. nice work honey!!!

#16 by Ikem on 18.06.2012 at 01:51:48
I like to see some screenshots.

#17 by James on 21.06.2012 at 01:19:09
I like Gnome Shell. Have been using this remix for a couple of weeks. Works nicely. I find Gnome Shell a very productive. Faster and smoother than Unity.

#18 by Astral-1 on 21.06.2012 at 05:10:24
Pure excellence, I have searched high and low for this exact combo,my gratitude and many thanks friend. As smoothe as it is,it should really become an official release.Will you look into Tista gdm debs https://launchpad.net/~tista/+archive/gdm-testing would so love to have the complete package

#19 by Imran-UK on 21.06.2012 at 12:44:12
Great work, some questions:

1. The apps are from Gnome 3.4 but is the basic Gnome version used here 3.4 aswell? Or is it v3.2 which is officially packaged with Ubuntu 12.04 I believe?

2. Will using this remix mean that I get all the updates that Canonical give to normal 12.04? I take it the updates to the "remixed" parts are excluded and are then provided by you or your team? How frequently do you push updates - just curious!

Lastly thanks again - I tried out Fedora 17 and was pleasantly suprised with the direction Gnome 3 is going. Things seemed to "just work" and I felt I could live with it better than Unity.

#20 by Lucio on 06.07.2012 at 19:19:22
How did you do this remix? I'd like to learn.
Thanks.

#21 by flips on 09.07.2012 at 16:46:45
Hi, the distro works great but the login screen is damned ugly...

How can we just change the login screen ?

Thanks

#22 by Dave Hunt on 04.08.2012 at 22:13:41
Great job on the distro! I'm blind, and use the Orca screen reader (included, btw) to access the screen with spoken feedback. How do I get the login greeter to use Orca? I find that all other accessibility options seem to be there. For now, using auto login.

#23 by Mattias on 27.08.2012 at 18:46:37
maybe this ubuntu dist and version works better then unity crap now i can at least prompt ubuntu again to my costumer with more friendly interface and even when steam, sony, blizzard, turn there eyes against linux and games.

PS. nice work guys with your dist keep this project alive and you will been the best working ubuntu dist so far i say :)

#24 by Mayuresh Kathe on 14.09.2012 at 05:29:41
Can the size of the ISO be shrunk?
One way I can think of is to include only pure GNOME stuff (Canonical or otherwise) on the install disk ISO, the rest can be got off the Canonical servers as per the users needs using any of the package management tools available with the system.

#25 by DooM on 25.10.2012 at 08:15:10
Nice work !! I used to build mine from Ubuntu Mini Remix + post install script + customisation... Was not the easiest way !

Thanks 4 all :)

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I have a problem with login screen
How to change that?

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