Troubleshooting the new Ubuntu Gnome release

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Many users interpret the appearance of another official Ubuntu version with a Gnome desktop as a gritty concession from Canonical. That's not it at all, because the distribution doesn't come from Canonical, although it enjoys the status of an official derivative.

Gnome 3 doesn't necessarily make an Ubuntu system any better than it would be under Unity, but it will certainly be attractive to the diehard Gnome user camp. Those wanting to use a current distribution with the Gnome 3 desktop might want to consider Fedora instead, which has traditionally been close to the Gnome project and proves to be very stable in its "previous" version (currently Fedora 17), as long as you integrate all updates.

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Thomas Drilling has been a full-time freelance journalist and editor for science and IT magazines for more than 10 years. He and his team make contributions on the topics of open source, Linux, servers, IT administration, and Mac OS X. Drilling is also a book author and publisher, advises small and medium-sized enterprises as an IT consultant, and lectures on Linux, open source, and IT security.

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