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GNOME announces upcoming Music, Documents, Photos, Videos and Transfers applications

Months ago, the GNOME developers started a serious work on refining the overall GNOME experience, aimed at redefining the upcoming (presently, work in progress) GNOME software stack.

Following a simplistic philosophy, "to provide a better way to access and work with content", the GNOME developers have just announced the near-future development goals, goals created and followed with hassle-free content managing, exposing and digesting in mind.

GNOME 3.4 released

GNOME 3.4 final has been released, marking, in this version, 41000 changes done by 1275 people (since GNOME 3.2).

The new 3.4 updated packages have already started to land in Ubuntu 12.04, although there are packages left behind due to Precise's LTS nature.

What is new in GNOME 3.4?

Epiphany Web-browser 3.3.4 released with the new UI (Precise PPA available)

Epiphany 3.3.4

According to various GNOME developers, Epiphany web-browser is to be transformed and radically changed into a modern UI, design that is to follow GNOME's new design direction.

The latest version of Epiphany, 3.3.4 version, is definitely a bold step towards the above goals, marking the first iteration that features the new UI.

Simplicity is an attribute applied to the top part, at the moment, the navigation, refresh and accessing the menu are available via four small monochrome icons (they don't follow one's icon theme).

Install updated packages in Ubuntu 11.10 via GNOME 3 PPA


Ubuntu 11.10 was launched with GNOME 3.2, but, due to their late arrival, some newer GNOME packages didn't land in Oneiric.

As for Oneiric Ocelot, for these new packages a PPA has been created that offers mainly GNOME 3.2 packages, like Epiphany Web Browser 3.2.1, Totem Movie Player 3.2.1, GNOME Documents 0.2, Tracker 0.12 (app useful for indexing files), Xchat GNOME, as well as various updated libraries.

GNOME Boxes 3.3.2 released


GNOME Boxes is a great tool that allows you to use another virtual or local OS via a fancy interface with easy-to-use steps to be followed in order to connect to an existing machine over the network or just to create a virtual machine that runs on your computer.

As seen in the bellow clip, creating a virtual machine is quite easy, all you need to do is to select an ISO and follow some simple steps due to its express mode (fully automated/unattended process).