How To Install GNOME 3.14 In Ubuntu GNOME 14.10

GNOME 3.14 was released back in September and it includes some interesting changes like multi-touch gestures for both the system and applications, re-worked default theme, new animations as well as various enhancements for the code GNOME applications. More information HERE.Unfortunately, Ubuntu GNOME 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn) ships with GNOME 3.12 for the most part (there are […]

Install Ambiance And Radiance Themes With Fixed Header Bars For GNOME 3.12 [Ubuntu GNOME]

Ubuntu GNOME with GTK/GNOME Shell 3.12: if you’re an Ubuntu GNOME user, you’re most probably aware that Ambiance and Radiance (the default Ubuntu themes) don’t support GNOME Shell and applications that use header bars look broken. Well, Leo Iannacone has fixed the default Ubuntu themes to work properly under GNOME 3.12. Here are a couple […]

Numix Announces New Linux Distribution

The folks behind the Numix Project, popular for its GTK and icon themes, have announced that they are working with Nitrux S.A. on a new Linux distribution.GNOME as a base”We are basing our shell on Gnome-Shell and we will use Gnome apps. Our shell will be made from extension for Gnome-Shell. That means we are […]

Nautilus 3.10 Available In Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr

Another important GNOME 3 component was updated to version 3.10 for Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr: Nautilus, the default GNOME file manager.Because Nautilus is also the default Unity file manager, it was patched not to use the new header bars under Unity, so if you use Unity (or other non-GNOME desktop environments), you won’t notice any […]

GNOME Shell 3.10 Lands In The Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr Repositories

Great news for Ubuntu GNOME / GNOME Shell fans: GNOME Shell 3.10 has landed in the Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Trusty Tahr repositories. Currently, the package is available in the Proposed repositories.GNOME Control Center and GNOME Settings Daemon were both heavily patched for Unity and updating them (required to be able to update GNOME Shell to […]

Fedora 20 Available For Download

Fedora 20 “Heisenbug” has been released, featuring the latest stable GNOME 3.10 along with other interesting changes.GNOME 3.10Fedora 20 ships with GNOME 3.10 by default, with comes with some important changes:the old system status menus have been replaced with a new System Menuimproved login and lock screens: better layout, nicer transitions, prettier lock screen notifications, […]

New Nautilus Next (GNOME Files App) Mockups

Allan Day, UX Designer at Red Hat and GNOME contributor, posted an updated set of designs for the GNOME Files app, which he calls Nautilus Next.In the mockups (this is not real code yet and it can change later on), a new lists and grids design is presented, in which:the thumbnails are larger and clearer;the […]

GTK 3.10 Lands In Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr

Despite Sebastien Bacher’s (software engineer at Canonical) initial proposal to stay on GTK 3.8 for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, GTK 3.10 landed in the Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr proposed repositories.According to an Ubuntu Desktop mailing list message, the rationale behind updating GTK to version 3.10 in Ubuntu 14.04 is to make “app developers happier (and we […]

Pinguy OS 13.10 Released [Screenshots, Video]

Pinguy OS 13.10 (based on Ubuntu 13.10) has been released with GNOME 3.10 by default, along with some new tweaks.Pinguy OS is a remastered Ubuntu with a lot of useful default applications – great for those who don’t like to do a lot of tweaking and want an OS that “just works”. This is the […]

Cinnamon 2.0 Released, Becomes An `Entire Desktop Environment`

Cinnamon 2.0 has been released today featuring many bug fixes as well as some new features.According to the release announcement, with version 2.0, Cinnamon is no longer a frontend ontop of the GNOME desktop like Unity or GNOME Shell, but “an entire desktop environment”. Cinnamon is still built on GNOME technologies and uses GTK, but […]

How To Install GNOME 3.10 In Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander

GNOME 3.10 has been released yesterday and I’ve received requests to write an article on how to upgrade to it in Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander, so here goes. The instructions below are only for those who want to use GNOME Shell (Ubuntu GNOME users, Unity users who want to switch to GNOME Shell, etc.) because of […]

See What’s New In GNOME 3.10 [Video, Screenshots]

GNOME 3.10 has been released today with some important changes such as initial Wayland support, header bars (client side decorations), a new system menu for GNOME Shell which combines the previous system status menus and of course, updated core GNOME apps as well as some new applications.Let’s take a look at what’s new!GNOME 3.10 videoBelow […]

New GNOME 3.10 PPA Announced For Ubuntu 13.10: GNOME3-Next

GNOME 3.10 won’t make it into Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander and to make it easier to install, the GNOME 3 Launchpad Team has created a new GNOME3-Next PPA.For Saucy, the GNOME3-Next PPA will contain GNOME 3.10 packages that are considered stable while the GNOME3 PPA will only contain a few pieces of GNOME 3.8 that […]

How To Get XCF Thumbnails In Nautilus 3.x [Quick Tip]

Quick tip: You can get XCF thumbnails in Nautilus by using GNOME XCF Thumbnailer. However, the tool needs a fix to work with the latest Nautilus 3.x.XCF (eXperimental Computing Facility) is the native image format used by GIMP image editor.To get XCF thumbnails in Nautilus, firstly install gnome-xcf-thumbnailer. In Ubuntu, use the following command:sudo apt-get […]

Fedora 19 Available For Download

Fedora 19 “Schrödinger’s Cat” has been released today, featuring the latest stable GNOME 3.8, a new initial setup and other interesting changes.New initial setupThe latest Fedora 19 includes a new initial setup (which was supposed to be introduced with Fedora 18, but was delayed) which allows users to perform some basic actions the first time […]

Variety Wallpaper Changer 0.4.15 Released With Cinnamon 1.8 And MATE 1.6 Support

Variety is a wallpaper changer that automatically downloads wallpapers from sources such as Wallbase, Flickr, Wallpapers.net, Desktoppr, NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day as well as World Sunlight Map: a live Earth wallpaper which changes throughout the day. Using it, you can get a new, beautiful wallpaper automatically at the interval you set in the […]

GNOME 3.8 Released – See What’s New [Video, Screenshots]

GNOME 3.8 has been released today, the new version bringing many new features and enhancements, including a new application view and overhauled window layout for GNOME Shell, new setting panels for privacy, search and notifications and of course, many updates to the core GNOME apps like Web (Epiphany), Boxes, Documents and more.Let’s take a look […]

Beautiful Numix GTK3 Theme Released

The GTK3 theme many of you have asked about in our previous posts has been released: it’s called Numix and it comes a flat, modern look with square corners, a dark panel and dark window theme with dark menus.Numix is available for GTK 3.6 and it supports GNOME Shell, Unity, Pantheon, Xfce and Openbox.For now, […]

GNOME 3.8 To Ship With Reworked Folder Icons

The default GNOME icon theme isn’t very popular among GNOME users, mainly because of the default folder icons, which many label as ugly (here’s an example). However, with GNOME 3.8, the folder icons will use different color which attempts to fix this, but is it enough?Jakub Steiner has recently published an article about this, mentioning […]

Ubuntu GNOME Becomes An Official Ubuntu Flavour

Ubuntu GNOME, an Ubuntu-based Linux distribution that ships with GNOME Shell by default along with other GNOME applications that aren’t available by default in Ubuntu, is now an official Ubuntu flavour.The news comes from the Ubuntu GNOME mailing list, where it is specified that there won’t be a beta 1 release this week, but there […]