Easily Install Gnome 3.10 Environ In Ubuntu 13.10

Gnome 3.10 release contains 34786 changes by approximately 985 contributors. It has major new features and large collection of small-small enhancements and an improved experience for users. Want to switch Gnome 3.10 from Ubuntu Unity environ. Here’s how you can easily install or uninstall Gnome 3.10 in Ubuntu 13.10 Linux.

Gnome 3.10

How To Install Gnome 3.10?

Step 1: Adding PPAs & Upgrade The System

First thing you need to do is add some Gnome 3.10 PPAs. Open your terminal and run following commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3-next
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3-staging
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

Step 2: Installing Gnome shell

After upgrading, use following commands for installing Gnome 3.10:

sudo apt-get install gnome-shell

Step 4: That’s all but if you like you may also install Gnome specific apps, this is optional:

Sometimes you may like installing some Gnome specific apps and experience full feeling of Gnome 3.10 in Ubuntu:

sudo apt-get install gnome-weather gnome-music gnome-maps gnome-documents gnome-boxes gnome-shell-extensions gnome-tweak-tool gnome-clocks

Finally, restart your system and from the login page choose Gnome from the gear symbol drop down.

How To Uninstall Gnome 3.10?

You can easily uninstall them by deleting PPA. Use the following command for installing PPA Purge: (if not installed already)

sudo apt-get install ppa-purge

Then you need to install the PPAs you installed:

sudo ppa-purge ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3-staging
sudo ppa-purge ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3-next

This is going to revert Gnome 3.10 to Gnome 3.8 which is already available in Ubuntu 13.10 repository.

For removing Gnome3 completely use the following command:

sudo apt-get remove gnome-shell ubuntu-gnome-desktop

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