GNOME 2.x Desktop

Our preferred free desktop for X (the X Window System) is the GNOME Desktop.

There are actually a lot of reasons to prefer it over others [1]. Most of them are summarized here: GNOME in a nutshell and So, why GNOME?

Ours are mainly because we feel it is faster and looks a lot prettier than any other, and most major free softwares are already or are getting more integrated with GNOME in a near future (ex.: Galeon, GAIM, …).

It is currently available in version 2.x [2]: GNOME Desktop 2.14.

It is also particularly well integrated and up-to-date into .

Some screenshots: GNOME 2.14 and GNOME 2.8 Screenshots and GNOME 2.6 Screenshots and GNOME 2.4 Screenshots.


[1] like KDE

[2] currently 2.14 as of this article

This article was first written in November 2003 for
the BeezNest technical website (http://glasnost.beeznest.org/articles/94)

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