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GNOME (/ɡəˈnm, ˈnm/),[6][7][8] originally an acronym for GNU Network Object Model Environment,[9] is a free and open-source desktop environment for Linux and other Unix-like[10] operating systems.

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Original author(s)Miguel de Icaza and Federico Mena
Developer(s)GNOME Project
Initial release3 March 1999; 24 years ago (1999-03-03)[1]
Stable release
44.3[2] Edit this on Wikidata / 17 August 2023
Written inC, XML, C++, C#, HTML, Vala, Python, JavaScript, CSS, and more[3]
Operating systemLinux and other Unix-like systems
PlatformWayland and X11
Available in38 languages[4]
TypeDesktop environment
LicenseGPL-2.0-or-later[5] Edit this on Wikidata

Many major Linux distributions, including Debian, Fedora Linux, Ubuntu, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, and SUSE Linux Enterprise distribute GNOME as their default desktop environment; it is also the default in Oracle Solaris, a Unix operating system.

GNOME is developed by the GNOME Project, which is composed of both volunteers and paid contributors, the largest corporate contributor being Red Hat.[11][12][13] It is an international project that aims to develop frameworks for software development, to program end-user applications based on these frameworks, and to coordinate efforts for the internationalization, localization, and accessibility of that software.