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The story of GNOME starts in 1996 when the KDE desktop was released. The GNU project members were concerned because they where getting more dependent on the KDE desktop everyday. One of the missions of the GNU project was, and still is, to only use GPL (General Public License) or LGPL (Lesser General Public License) software. KDE however used the Qt widget toolkit which in 1996 was non-GPL.

Thus in 1997 GNOME was born. Most people think GNOME stands for the garden variety, how ever this is not true. It's an abbreviation of GNU Network Object Model Environment. The Gnome desktop really took off with the popularity of the Ubuntu Linux Distribution. This guide showcases the channels and different articles that you can find about the GNOME desktop on Bright Hub.

Latest Articles on GNOME
Ubeauntufication Project: 10 Great Looking Ubuntu Environments

Linux is all about freedom and choice and Ubuntu is definitely a large part of it. The default Ubuntu is pretty enough but in case you want to look at alternative environments which...

Top Linux Window Managers

There are a variety of window managers for Linux, from the full-featured GNOME and KDE desktop environments down to stripped down, more lightweight window managers like IceWM. Unlike...

Is GNOME Bloated?

Is your computer running slowly? Specific programs running very slowly? Bloat might be to blame. Read on for more information on bloat in Linux, specifically GNOME, and some...

Installing KDE and its Applications in Ubuntu

Ubuntu comes with Gnome as the default desktop environment, but this does not mean that you cannot use KDE or KDE applications. Here we discuss how to do exactly that - KDE with Ubuntu...

Most Popular Articles on GNOME
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    Ubeauntufication Project: 10 Great Looking Ubuntu Environments

    Linux is all about freedom and choice and Ubuntu is definitely a large part of it. The default Ubuntu is pretty enough but in case you want to look at alternative environments which improve the eye-candy...

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    Jazz Up Your Linux Gnome Desktop

    Unfortunately, many people still think of Linux and the Gnome desktop environment as having a look from the Pre-Windows XP days. This is no longer the case. Today you can make Linux look like anything...

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    Can I run Linux like Linux, but with the look and feel of Vista?

    There have been long conversations bouncing around online communities about making Linux run like Linux (i.e. stable and fast) but look and feel like Windows Vista. So we thought it would be a...

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    Other GNOME Distributions and Additional Resources

    Want to try a Gnome based Linux distribution other than Ubuntu? Have no fear! There are half a dozen solid GNOME based Linux distributions available to you. Lets take a look at two of the more...

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    Changing Desktop Wallpaper in Linux

    Do you think it is very hard to change your desktop wallpapers in Linux? Think twice before deciding since it is much more easier than the other common commercial operating system. Jump right in to...

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Migrate from Windows XP to GNOME With Ease

If you are considering migrating to Linux then you might be curious what is in store for you. Fortunately, if you are migrating from Windows XP you can rest assured that, although the...

How to Set up a Linux Desktop?

How do we choose among the thousands of programs to set up our Linux desktop system and start working immediately? How about users switching from Windows? Can they have everything...