Introducing Ubuntu 11.10 Without Unity

An unofficial Ubuntu Remix built on top of GNOME 3 Shell

By on October 18th, 2011 12:21 GMT

Now that Ubuntu 11.10 was released, we are proud to announce today, Octomber 18th, the immediate availability for download of a new Linux operating system based on the newly released Ubuntu 11.10 distribution.

The new Ubuntu-based operating system introduced here is called Ubuntu GNOME Shell Remix and it's build on top of the Oneiric Ocelot release, but without the Unity shell.

As a desktop environment, the Ubuntu GNOME Shell Remix 11.10 uses the GNOME Shell interface. However, Ubuntu 11.10 features the Unity interface, but on top of the new GNOME 3.2 desktop environment.

Ubuntu GNOME Shell Remix 11.10 is an unofficial remix of the Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot) operating system and it was created by Jan Hoffmann. The OS is available for both 32-bit and 64-bit architectures.

Ubuntu GNOME Shell Remix 11.10 includes the following applications:

· New boot splash screen;
· Mozilla Firefox web browser;
· Empathy instant messenger client;
· LibreOffice open source office and productivity suite;
· Shotwell photo manager;
· Banshee music player and organizer;
· Totem video player;
· Evolution e-mail and calendar;
· GNOME Contacts tool;
· Cheese webcam viewer;
· A collection of GNOME games including gbrainy, Tali, Aisleriot Solitaire and many more!

As you can see, Mozilla Thunderbird has been removed from Ubuntu GNOME Shell Remix 11.10, which also offers access to the official Ubuntu 11.10 software repositories from were you can install thousands of apps, via Ubuntu Software Center.
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Ubuntu GNOME Shell Remix 11.10 with GNOME Shell interface
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Ubuntu GNOME Shell Remix 11.10 with GNOME Classic interface
Users who want to download the source code used for creating the Ubuntu GNOME Shell Remix images and detailed instruction to install it from the Alternate CD (minimal installation), please have a look at its official Launchpad PPA page.

There are also some known bugs for this release of the Ubuntu GNOME Shell Remix distribution, which can be viewed here.

Download Ubuntu GNOME Shell Remix 11.10 right now from Softpedia.
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