The GNOME desktop


The Desktop Environment of Linux

GNOME is a Unix and Linux desktop suite and development environment. The GNOME revolution began from 1997 and is still being developed by thousands of users. GNOME is the desktop of choice for industry leaders like IBM, HP and Sun. Governments in places as diverse as Kenosha, Wisconsin, in the US, Extremadura, Spain, and Beijing, China have selected GNOME for their desktops. With a large number of users, and a wide range of vendors, you can be assured of availability and support for a long time to come.

Your business wants to cut costs and improve reliability, and GNOME is the obvious choice. GNOME’s generous licensing means that you don’t have to pay licensing fees or spend money keeping track of licenses, and you can build in-house software royalty-free, even if you choose not to release the source. GNOME also requires minimal training, and is easy to support, administer and install cutting your IT costs for rollout and maintenance.

GNOME is easy to use and easy to learn: the usability project team makes sure of it. GNOME has all the software you need every day: games, browser, email, multimedia, office suit and more. In addition, excellent Windows file compatibility means you can work with files that Windows users send you, and extensive manuals and help systems mean you’re never without resources.

GNOME gives developers the greatest licensing flexibility and the greatest variety of programming languages. In addition, you can even use Gtk+ on Windows as well as Unix and Linux systems.