Ubuntu GNOME

14.04.3 LTS GPL (GNU General Public License)    
3.0/5 57
An Ubuntu-derived Linux operating system that uses the GNOME desktop environment

editor's review






Ubuntu GNOME is an open source Linux distribution that combines the solid base of Ubuntu Linux with the usability and accessibility of the GNOME desktop environment. Initially designed as a community-driven operating system, Ubuntu GNOME was previously known as Ubuntu GNOME Remix and its main target is, of course, the modern GNOME user.

Distributed as 32-bit and 64-bit Live DVDs

It’s distributed as Live DVD ISO images, one for each of the supported architectures (64-bit and 32-bit). It comes with built-in support for Ubuntu's default software repositories, from where users can install new applications or update existing ones. The Live DVDs will provides users with the usual entries for booting the currently installed operating system, install the entire OS, or test the system memory for errors.

Boot options

Leaving the Live DVD to boot or choosing the “Try Ubuntu GNOME without installing” option is the recommended action for all users, because it will allow them to test the live environment without installing anything on their computer’s disk drives.

Offers a pure GNOME desktop experience

The GNOME desktop environment included in this distribution is untouched, offering a pure GNOME desktop experience. In addition, all the important GNOME apps are already installed, such as Nautilus file manager, Evince document viewer, Evolution personal information management application, Gedit text editor, Cheese webcam software, Empathy multi-protocol instant messenger, and many others.

Default applications

Default applications include the Mozilla Firefox web browser, LibreOffice office suite, Rhythmbox music player, Shotwell image organizer and viewer, Transmission BitTorrent client, and the Totem video player. Many other GNOME utilities (calculator, screenshot, character map, archive manager, CD/DVD burning tool, tweaking tools) are also installed by default. In addition, Ubuntu Software Center is there if you feel the need to install extra apps.

Bottom line

We recommend this operating system to anyone who wants a modern, reliable and stable Linux-based computing environment for common day-to-day tasks. However, we don't recommend it to serious GNOME fans who want bleeding-edge versions of the highly acclaimed desktop environment.

Ubuntu GNOME was reviewed by Marius Nestor
Last updated on August 6th, 2015
Ubuntu GNOME - The default desktop environment of the Ubuntu GNOME Linux operating system

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