Ade Malsasa Akbar contact
Senior author, Open Source enthusiast.
Monday, September 18, 2017 at 08:06

The latest GNOME 3.26 just released at September 13th and at 16th it's available on Artful! Thanks for all Ubuntu Developers Team for providing this! If you're using Artful Pre-release now (planned to be Final release at October 2017), you can have it by doing  apt-get upgrade && apt-get dist-upgrade . Here's a simple summary.

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Getting 3.26

At September 16th I upgraded my Artful Beta. It costs 164MB of data. Then, I got the latest GNOME 3.26! Make sure your sources.list has artful-updates, artful-security, and artful-backports rooms all enabled. Ah, yes, use -V to list each detailed version from all packages.
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get -V upgrade
sudo apt-get -V dist-upgrade

See the 3.26 numbers

New Artful Wallpapers!

Apart from GNOME, Artful got new wallpapers from this upgrade from the package ubuntu-wallpapers-artful. These new stuffs coming from the 2017 contest. Thanks for all the artists!

Warning: if you're using 2GB of RAM, you better change wallpaper from Shotwell/Image Viewer instead of 'right-click on desktop', because I find it makes my laptop hang each time (I did sysrq restart many times).

The Screenshot!

Here's the picture of my desktop with the new Artful wallpaper.

About Artful

Ubuntu 17.04 codenamed Artful Aardvark is to be released at October 2017. It received many changes including the transition to GNOME from Unity, then now using the latest v3.26 as its desktop user interface. I have some reviews for Artful in series (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, and Part 5).

About GNOME 3.26

GNOME is a modern desktop user interface which is free software available for GNU/Linux, with mobile-like style and many applications. GNOME is well-known for its file manager, Nautilus, and its audio player, Rhythmbox. The 3.26 is the current stable version of GNOME released at 13 September 2017.

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