The Ubuntu GNOME Remix is a mostly pure GNOME desktop experience built from the Ubuntu repositories. As this is our first release, there are still a few minor issues, but we proudly recommend the Ubuntu GNOME Remix to anyone interested in using Ubuntu with the best of what GNOME has to offer.
What's Included:
  • The Ubuntu GNOME Remix ships with GNOME 3.6. Please see the GNOME Release Notes to see what's new in 3.6.
  • GNOME Shell 3.6.1 and GDM 3.6.1. Among other improvements, the login and lock screen have been redesigned.
  • Web (epiphany-browser).
  • Abiword for word processing and Gnumeric for spreadsheets.
  • Evolution as email client.
  • Software (gnome-package-kit), which also includes its own update manager. You can install updates by opening Software and clicking Check for Updates in the Software app menu.
  • GNOME Classic (gnome-panel 3) is included but GNOME Shell is the default session if your hardware supports it.
  • Tweak Tool and dconf Editor are provided for customizing advanced settings.
  • Cheese is a fun webcam app.
  • Gwibber allows you to easily connect via social media.
  • The complete GNOME Games collection.
  • Rhythmbox is the default music player.
  • Shotwell is the default photo manager.
  • Useful utilities like Simple Scan and Transmission.

Known issues:
As is to be expected, there are some significant known bugs that you may run into with this first release. The ones we know about at this point (and some of the workarounds), are documented here so you don't need to spend time reporting these bugs again:
  • Evolution doesn't add Gmail accounts. On the final page of the setup wizard, uncheck the boxes to add Contacts & Calendar sync to work around this issue. This will be fixed in an update shortly. (1049028)
  • Keyboard layout doesn't show in GNOME Shell top bar (1045914). This won't be fixed for 12.10 as the new keyboard status menu requires a newer version of ibus than will be available in Ubuntu 12.10. ibus has a lot of reverse dependencies that would need to be rebuilt for the new ibus version.
  • There are two Online Accounts entries in System Settings. One is the GNOME tool which you can use for Contacts, Documents, and Evolution. The other is Ubuntu's tool for Empathy, Gwibber, Shotwell, and if you install it, Unity. Hopefully for 13.04, we'll be able to use just one tool. (1040193)
  • The category headings in System Settings have ugly "missing icon" icons (934335)
  • The system status menu (the "cog" indicator at the far right in GNOME Clasic) doesn't show up in some cases or display correctly when using the default Adwaita theme or the accessibility themes (975563).
  • A separate ubuntu-control-center will not make it into Ubuntu 12.10 but may still happen for 13.04.
  • Virtualbox drm driver fails to auto-load (Debian:686994).

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