I want to replace Unity with Gnome3 in Ubuntu 14.04, I know there is a version Gnome Ubuntu but i prefer not having to reinstall Ubuntu. I guess I just must add repositories of gnome, update and install gnome-shell, but i don't know if need something more to avoid problems after with gnome extensions and other stuff. Sorry for my english.


you can install Gnome from Ubuntu software center. No need to add PPA. PPA can cause some problem with unity

  • It is better to install Ubuntu Gnome since the gnome installation removes a bunch of Unity packages and ends up breaking the system more often than not. – Rohith Madhavan Nov 29 '14 at 17:22
  • @RohithMadhavan i am using gnome by installing by above method, i dont have any problem on 14.04 – Edward Torvalds Nov 29 '14 at 17:25
  • I guess things have become better then. Gnome has broken my Unity installation in the past. – Rohith Madhavan Nov 29 '14 at 17:26
  • @RohithMadhavan it will break unity if you use PPA, from software center no problem – Edward Torvalds Nov 29 '14 at 17:29

Use Software Center to install Gnome 3. Then logout and click on the symbol left to your name. Select Gnome and log in. After that it should start with Gnome 3.

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