By Greg Ferrell » October 15, 2011
So, like most people who get excited about new software, I installed the Ubuntu 11.10, Oneiric Ocelot update as soon as it was available this week. I have said it loudly on twitter before, but I really dislike Ubuntu Unity. The sad thing is that 11.10 not only comes with Unity as default, it uninstalls Gnome classic on upgrade, so if you were using classic in 11.04 like I was: Rude awakening.
Fortunately, there are some steps you can take to install Gnome 3 and make it the default booting shell for Ubuntu 11.10. First, you will need to install the Gnome shell in the terminal or through the software sources app. (I prefer to install from the terminal as it gives better information if an install fails.)
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