GNOME News, Features, and Interviews

  • Open source snapshot: GhostBSD

    When it comes to open source desktop operating systems, there's no question that Linux is the top dog in terms of market share (at least, if you disregard the open source components in OS X that are a product of its NeXTSTEP heritage).

    30 Sept. 13 15:08 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Ubuntu targets the mainstream

    With Ubuntu 12.04, Canonical has delivered a much improved product that spans desktops, servers and the cloud in a bid to become the cross-platform mainstream product that Apple's Mac OS might have been had Apple not abandoned the server market.

    18 June 12 04:25 Written by Tom Henderson
  • Canonical announces Ubuntu Apps Showdown

    Linux developers will soon have a chance to compete for prizes of laptops and smartphones, thanks to Canonical's announcement today of the Ubuntu App Showdown contest.

    14 June 12 21:35 Written by Jon Gold
  • Ubuntu OS for smartphones may come next year

    The Ubuntu operating system for smartphones is getting closer to release, with Canonical officials hinting the release will possibly come as early as later this year or sometime next year.

    04 June 12 05:54 Written by Agam Shah
  • Now with GNOME 3, Linux Mint 12 will meet users halfway

    We've known for some time now that Linux Mint would be embracing GNOME 3 in some fashion, but last month it sounded like the controversial desktop interface would appear only in a separate, dedicated version.

    09 Nov. 11 08:33 Written by Katherine Noyes
  • GNOME 3.2: In pictures

    The upgrade includes refinement of visuals, integrated messaging and new onscreen keyboard.

    29 Sept. 11 16:42 Written by Diana Nguyen
  • GNOME 3.2 now available

    The open source GNOME desktop project has released GNOME 3.2.

    29 Sept. 11 16:29 Written by Diana Nguyen
  • Ubuntu breaks from the Linux pack

    Ubuntu 11.04 (nicknamed Natty Narwhal) marks a decided change in direction for the Linux-based operating system. The biggest change is that Canonical, the organizer of Ubuntu, is replacing the Gnome/KDE desktop environment with a new user interface called Unity.

    13 June 11 20:45 Written by Tom Henderson and Brendan Allen
  • Fedora 15 released, first with GNOME 3

    The Red Hat-backed Fedora project has released version 15 today and is the first major Linux distribution to include GNOME 3 as the default desktop environment.

    25 May 11 11:35 Written by Rodney Gedda
  • Ubuntu Studio says no to Unity, adopts Xfce

    In another sign Canonical’s Unity desktop environment is not resonating well with the wider Ubuntu community, multimedia-centric Ubuntu derivative, Ubuntu Studio, will move from the GNOME to the Xfce desktop for its next release.

    16 May 11 11:29 Written by Rodney Gedda
  • GNOME 3 is out: will Ubuntu reconsider?

    The open source GNOME project has released the next generation of its desktop environment, GNOME 3, with new features and a redesigned interface, but will its flagship Linux distribution, Ubuntu, choose it above its own Unity?

    07 April 11 10:34 Written by Rodney Gedda
  • OpenSUSE 11.4 now available with GNOME 3 preview

    The OpenSUSE Linux distribution has reached another milestone with the release of 11.4 including a preview of the upcoming GNOME 3 desktop environment.

    11 March 11 11:36 Written by Rodney Gedda
  • Keeping up with the Unitys: KDE's Plasma Netbook

    Last week when I wrote about Canonical's decision to go with Unity on Wayland I mentioned traditional desktop interfaces are mostly unsuitable for more mobile computers, including tablets, phones and netbooks. I should have been more specific about the interfaces themselves and not the software used to build them and, as the KDE developers pointed out to me, the Plasma Netbook workspace is an alternative for today's smaller screens.

    12 Nov. 10 04:23 Written by Rodney Gedda
  • Ubuntu's risky leap: Unity on Wayland

    Today Canonical and Ubuntu founder Mark Shuttleworth announced on his blog that the Ubuntu distribution will move away from the traditional X.org display environment to Wayland a more modern alternative.

    05 Nov. 10 16:37 Written by Rodney Gedda
  • Ubuntu 10.10 'Maverick Meerkat' enters beta

    The first beta release of Canonical's next Ubuntu Linux distribution, version 10.10 'Maverick Meerkat' is now available and promises a more refined desktop and netbook experience in preparation for the final release in October.

    03 Sept. 10 14:40 Written by Rodney Gedda
  • Fedora Linux 12 arrives, ups multimedia support

    Fedora, the Linux-based operating system backed by Red Hat, has released version 12 with a view to improving the multimedia and graphics experience on the desktop.

    18 Nov. 09 10:16 Written by Rodney Gedda
  • Ubuntu 9.10 'Karmic Koala' release gives KDE a boost

    Open source software vendor Canonical has released the new version of its Linux-based Ubuntu operating system, Ubuntu 9.10 -- codenamed "Karmic Koala" -- and with it comes a number of updates to improve the KDE experience.

    30 Oct. 09 09:32 Written by Rodney Gedda
  • GNOME 2.28 released

    The latest version of the GNOME desktop, GNOME 2.28 has been released. True to GNOME’s six-month release cycle, GNOME 2.28 builds on the earlier 2.26 release with new features, improvements, hundreds of bug fixes and translations.

    24 Sept. 09 22:02 Written by Georgina Swan
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