GNOME is a desktop environment / graphical user interface that runs on top of a computer operating system. It is composed entirely of free and open source software and was created by two Mexican programmers, Miguel de Icaza and Federico Mena. GNOME is part of the GNU Project and can be used with various Unix-like operating systems, most notably Linux and as part of the Java Desktop System in Solaris.
The current release is version 2.32, which was released in September 2010. It included improvements to the Empathy IM client, Evince, and the Nautilus file manager. It also added Rygel and GNOME Color Manager. Version 2.32 is the last major release planned before version 3.0.
Version 3.0 of the desktop environment (code name ToPaZ) is scheduled for release on April 6, 2011. Though many of the planned changes are incremental, the desktop will receive a major overhaul with the GNOME Shell, which will be the core user interface of the GNOME desktop environment starting from version 3.
GNOME 3.0 RELEASE PARTY, NAIROBI
This event will celebrate the worldwide release of Gnome 3.0.
The event expects to:
○ Showcase the latest features of Gnome
○ Demo the installation procedure
○ Distribute Media and other Gnome goodies
○ A photo session follows for the flash-bulb lovers
iHub Nairobi (Latitude -1.296147, Longitude 36.794243)
4th floor Bishop Magua Centre ,
Ngong Road (directly opposite the Uchumi Hyper)
WHEN? Saturday April 09, 2011. 14H00 to 15H00
COST? Entry charges: $0.00 (Free as in “Free Beer”)
You are highly encouraged to carry your laptop.