Introducing Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot Without Unity
Ubuntu GNOME Shell Remix 11.10 is an unofficial remix of the Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot) operating system and it was created by Jan Hoffmann. The OS is available for both 32-bit and 64-bit architectures. This distro uses the latest Ubuntu 11.10 and uses the Gnome Shell desktop and ditched the unity desktop. Hooray ! You can add the Gnome Shell yourself (the how to is posted below). But why fool around when you can have it right out of the box during install.
This has now become my default Ubuntu installed distro and is very stable.
Overall it is very quick. Web pages seem to appear quickly probably due to the inclusion of Firefox v7.01 which is very fast. The title bar buttons have been moved back to the right as in traditional Gnome 2.x. There is only one theme installed called Adwaita, an Elementary inspired clean silver theme. There are about a dozen wallpapers included. It has Banshee music player, Nautilus, LibreOffice, and Gnome shell 3.x But Gnome Shell 3.x is what the rest of the linux distros will be moving towards. You have to add the Synaptic package manager, but the Ubuntu Software Center is included. It is a DVD size ISO file.
I expect this is going to be a big deal to many Ubuntu Gnome users who have been waiting for a non-unity build.
Below are my screen shots and more info on what is included: