For anyone that my not know what gnome3 looks like in ubuntu 13.10, this blog will give you an inside look at the gnome3 interface. This may help you decide if gnome3 is right for you. Decisions on picking a ubuntu flavor becomes easier when there are videos displaying what these flavors look like before you actually download them. Hope this article eases your decision-making.
Recently I posted a link containing news that canonical, inventors of Ubuntu, has now switched Ubuntu-Gnome to a LTS release. This means that, canonical will provide support for Ubuntu-Gnome for three years until the next LTS release. Just as canonical supports all other flavors of Ubuntu(Ubuntu-unity, Xubuntu, Kubuntu, Lubuntu, and Ubuntu Server), Ubuntu-Gnome will now become an official supported Ubuntu OS.
LTS stands for “Long-Term Support” and is applied to versions of the Ubuntu operation system that have been marked stable and solid. It crashes very little if at all, receives lots of security updates, bug fixes, and application upgrades for the duration of 3 years. Until another LTS version is released, users can continue to use the LTS Ubuntu without worrying about upgrading to other versions of Ubuntu not marked with “LTS”. If you are using a LTS Ubuntu, you have yourself a stable system that can withstand the tests of time.
As an Example:
Ubuntu 12.04 is a LTS version which was released back in April of 2014. The next LTS is, 14.04 LTS. Until this new LTS version is released in April, users can still enjoy a stable Ubuntu 12.04 without upgrading to the developers’ versions like 13.04 or 13.10.
Ubuntu-Gnome is considered a rookie in the Ubuntu OS realm. It was release with Ubuntu 13.10. Since its release, it has gained marvelous attractions. Ubuntu-Gnome uses the Gnome 3 desktop interface. It is a desktop shell that was designed to eliminate desktop distractions and allows users to quickly find applications just by typing a keyword in a search bar. If you find searching for an application using the traditional “Application Menu” time-consuming, Gnome 3 can speed up application search time. Think of it as a Google search engine for your desktop applications. All it needs is a close matching keyword. It is more like a command line with a stylish graphical look.
It can organize your opened windows by doing two special things, placing them in separate work-spaces and giving a neat 2D view all your opened applications on any work-space you are working in.
Work-spaces are multiple copies of your current desktop that you can use to organize your applications. You can have as many as you need. Each work-space can be used for a specific job.
Gnome 3 can give you a 2D layout of your open applications. You don’t need to open and close tabs just to see what you have open. With this 2D layout, you can see all applications opened for the work-space you are working in and also close those applications when you no longer need them.
It also incorporates the snap feature so you can “snap” applications shoulder-to-shoulder and work simultaneously with both.
If you want to see a live demo of Ubuntu-Gnome watch the below video.
More info on canonical’s decision to make Ubuntu-Gnome a LTS
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