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Desktop Environment

GNOME is a free and open source desktop environment for Linux and other Unix-like operating systems led by the non-profit GNOME Foundation. Its initial release was twenty years ago in spring 1999. Many Linux distributions have GNOME as a choice for their desktop. Fedora 29 ships with GNOME 3.3 and Ubuntu 18.04 LTS with a few tweaks also uses GNOME as their default desktop.

The GNOME Project is a free and open source desktop and computing platform for GNU/Linux based operating systems that strives to be an easy and elegant way to use your computer. Our latest version, GNOME 3, has been designed from the ground up to deliver you the best possible computing experience so you can get things done with ease, comfort, and control. GNOME software is developed openly and ethically by both individual contributors and corporate partners, and is distributed under the GNU General Public License.GNOME Facebook “Our Story”


  • Simple and easy to use – Every part of GNOME 3 has been designed to make it simple and easy to use. The Activities Overview is an easy way to access all your basic tasks. A press of a button is all it takes to view your open windows, launch applications or check if you have new messages. Having everything in one place is convenient and means that you don’t have to learn your way around a maze of different technologies.
  • Helps you get things done – GNOME 3 provides a focused working environment that helps you to get things done, and it is packed with features that will make you more productive. A powerful search feature lets you access all your work from one place. Side-by-side windows makes it easy to view several documents at the same time, and we even provide a way to turn off notifications when you really need to concentrate on the task in hand.
  • Puts you in control – GNOME 3 lets you do the things you want without getting in the way. It won’t bother you or badger you with demands, and it has been designed to help you comfortably deal with notifications. Our messaging system lets you quickly respond to notifications in place or to return to them at a convenient time. GNOME Learn More

Next Open Source Tuesday will feature the Lubuntu project.