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Will I be able to switch to Gnome-Shell in 11.04?

Will gnome-shell have full support on ubuntu 11.04? Will I be able to choose to run Gnome-shell as my desktop instead of Unity and get the full gnome-shell experience--the same desktop capabilities as a default install of the Fedora distro would provide, for example?

marked as duplicate by Jorge Castro, Oli Mar 31 '11 at 22:11

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I believe it is reasonable to believe that the Gnome-shell will be available in the official repository of the Ubuntu 11.04 since it is on 10.10 and 10.04.
Look at Developers Talk.

  • That's old, there's no gnome-shell in the repositories for 11.04, here's the instructions how: askubuntu.com/questions/22946/… – Jorge Castro Mar 31 '11 at 18:43
  • Will Unity use version 3 of Gnome Desktop Environment? What Desktop Environment will Unity use? My understanding is that Gnome-shell is a shell that can be used for the Gnome (version 3) Desktop Environment. – user13363 Mar 31 '11 at 18:57
  • Currently Unity at Natty is using version 2.32.1. – desgua Mar 31 '11 at 23:12