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Thread: GNOME shell

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Middle o'nowhere
    Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet

    Exclamation GNOME shell

    Ubuntu Unity is the original install on this PC. Lately I have been using the Ubuntu GNOME option from the session drop down menu found at the Log-in screen. My question is: Are they both using the same underlying OS? (13.04) with just a different shell? Do I have to login and update each one separately? are there 2 separate OS directories or do they have common files?

    Thanks for ur help.
    Last edited by mayagrafix; May 3rd, 2013 at 05:13 PM.
    Ubuntu 15.04/OS type: 64-bit/Processor: Intel Core i5-2320 CPU @ 3.00GHz × 4/Memory: 5.8 GiB/Graphics: Gallium 0.4 on AMD CAICOS/Disk: 320 GB

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Brisbane Australia

    Re: GNOME shell

    Yes, same system, same gnome libraries in fact. You are just starting a different user interface suite of programs when you log in as one or the other. When you update your system (via apt-get, sotfware updater, or synaptic, etc) you are updating all the software.

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