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GNU Network Object Model Environment (GNOME)

Definition - What does GNU Network Object Model Environment (GNOME) mean?

The GNU Network Object Model Environment (GNOME) is a very commonly used desktop environment within GNU/Linux and Unix-like environments. It is maintained by the GNOME Project via the GNOME Foundation, and it typically supports many of the most commonly used applications within Linux environments.

Techopedia explains GNU Network Object Model Environment (GNOME)

By the GNOME Project's own account, the GNOME desktop is the most commonly used desktop environment within GNU/Linux environments. It has become especially popular within Debian and Ubuntu-based distributions. In many of the other more commonly used Linux distributions, GNOME has become one of the default desktop environments that end users have to choose from prior to installing a given Linux distribution. GNOME supports many of the most commonly used Linux applications, such as Banshee, Gimp, Rythmbox and Tomboy.

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