How to Install GNOME 3 on Ubuntu 11.04

The following tutorial will teach you guys how to install the highly anticipated GNOME 3 desktop environment on the Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty Narwhal) operating system.

GNOME 3 is the next evolution of the GNOME desktop environment, and it has been released on April 6th, 2011, on mirrors worldwide. GNOME 3 is a light desktop environment used in many popular Linux distributions, such as Ubuntu, Mandriva, PCLinuxOS, etc.

We’ve tested the tutorial on the beta version of the upcoming Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty Narwhal) distribution. To install GNOME 3 on your system follow the next step-by-step (with screenshots) tutorial.

WARNING: Attention! If you follow this toturial, you’ll break your Unity session. You’ve been warned!

Step 1 – Add the GNOME 3 repository

Hit the ALT+F2 key combination on your keyboard, check the “Run in terminal” option and paste the following command in the “Run Application” dialog:

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