Here’s some feel-good news to kick the day off with: Ubuntu GNOME has been officially accepted into the Ubuntu family.

Getting official ‘flavour’ status means that the project will now benefit from access to infrastructure support and technical publicity from Canonical and the Ubuntu community.

Originally called ‘GNOMEbuntu’ – until the GNOME Foundation said ‘change it’ – the Ubuntu GNOME project aims to provide users with as ‘pure’ a GNOME experience as possible on Ubuntu.

The next release, expected in April, will be based on GNOME 3.6, though GNOME 3.8 will be available for installation from a project-maintained PPA.

For the full announcement head on over to the Ubuntu GNOME Mailing List.

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