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I have a few questions about this. I have Xubuntu 12.04 installed, using the default xfce, but I really like the look of Gnome 3. However, I always see people complaining about it. Would installing it on Xubuntu 12.04 be as simple as `sudo apt-get install gnome-shell

Or is it a different command, or what? Also, how stable is it? It looks really, really pretty, and I want to try it, but I don't want to end up screwing up my laptop.`

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OP I want to say something. I have installed all Ubuntu Desktops almost in my Ubuntu ( Ubuntu,Kubuntu,Gnome,Xubuntu) and there is no any problem with my PC till now.

And yes we can install Gnome3 in Ubuntu with the command

sudo apt-get install gnome3

If you want to install it in GUI way then you can do it from software-center.

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Raja, so you're saying that Gnome broke your ubuntu distros, or what..? I'm sorry, I don't quite understand. – Nyaanbie Sep 18 '13 at 12:33
@Nyaanbie I am saying that , Its completely safe to install Gnome in your Ubuntu. – Raja Sep 18 '13 at 12:34

You just need to install gnome-shell. And it is as simple as

sudo apt-get install gnome-shell
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Okay, but that other guy's replies sort of confused me.. Does it effect the stability of my laptop? Like, is gnome prone to breaking or anything? – Nyaanbie Sep 18 '13 at 13:25
No, it is not going to break anything. – xfsimba Sep 19 '13 at 4:38
Also works (just verified) for Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS. Once gnome-shell is installed, right click (on gear-icon) at login screen, and choose 'Ubuntu Classic'. – david6 Jan 24 '14 at 22:08
Nothing is going to break. – It's Willem Feb 2 at 4:39

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