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The Official Ubuntu Book, Sixth Edition by Corey Burger, Amber Graner, Matthew Helmke, Benjamin Mako Hill

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Chapter 9. GNOME 3, GNOME Shell, and More

A Different Path

Installing the GNOME Shell

Exploring the GNOME Shell

Using the Keyboard

Common Questions

Summary

A Different Path

This is an exciting time to be using GNOME and Ubuntu because of all the new technology on the horizon. As Ubuntu has been innovating with Unity, Red Hat and others have been working on GNOME Shell, a new way of launching applications and managing programs. Like Unity, GNOME Shell is a replacement for both the panel and the window manager, offering new ways of manipulating windows, notifications, and other secondary functions of a desktop. Unique among desktop applications in GNOME, GNOME Shell is written in JavaScript and rendered with the Mozilla-based gjs. This ...

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