Ade Malsasa Akbar contact
Senior author, Open Source enthusiast.
Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 13:12

The community beloved computer desktop environment GNOME released version 3.36 with codename Gresik (a city in Indonesia) at Wednesday, 11 March 2020. GNOME is the user interface of Ubuntu nowadays and also user interface of many other operating systems. The software is already available at its official website but we know we need to upgrade our operating system in order to use it. The problem is either our OS does not provide 3.36 yet or we do not want to upgrade. In fact, most OSes are not fast in providing latest GNOME including Ubuntu itself. On the other hand, we as the users often want to try it out only and do not want any change in our system. There is a solution --a quick way-- to try out 3.36 easily without changing our OS. It is by downloading a distro with it built-in and run its LiveCD session. This way we can review all its features in safely and happily. What are OSes available today with 3.36? How to get it? How to run the LiveCD? Those are the purposes of this simple tutorial. Enjoy GNOME Gresik!

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# Distro Choices

Up to today 14 March 2020, I see there are three operating systems that already contain GNOME Gresik.

- Fedora Rawhide, bleeding edge edition of Fedora
- openSUSE GNOME:Next, special edition of openSUSE with bleeding edge GNOME
- Manjaro GNOME, GNOME edition of Manjaro

# Download

Here are ISO images which already contain GNOME Gresik:

- Fedora: [link]
- openSUSE GNOME:Next: [link]
- Manjaro GNOME: [link]

# Make Bootable Media

Use GNOME Disk Utility on Ubuntu to write ISO image into usb flash drive.

# Run

Boot up your usb flash drive on computer (this is called Live Session) and you will see GNOME Gresik operating system running.

# How To Do Search

In the future, you will eventually find more distros managed to publish new ISOs with GNOME Gresik. But how to find out 3.36 among hundreds of distro? There are 2 steps to do, first is to find which distro has package named gnome-shell versioned >= 3.36, and second to make sure that package is included inside its ISO image. To do so, these are things I use to find out distros at previous sections:

- Use distrowatch [link]
- Use [tutorial]
- See manifest file of each distro's ISO [openSUSE's example]
- Read each distro's news [see mailing list message below]

Enjoy GNOME!

# Official Links

- Release Announcement
- Release Notes
- YouTube Video 
- Mailing List Message (by Matthias Clasen)

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