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Last modified: Thursday, July 14, 2005 

Acronym for GNU Network Object Model Environment. (Pronounced guh-nome.) GNOME is part of the GNU project and part of the free software, or open source, movement. GNOME is a Windows-like desktop system that works on UNIX and UNIX-like systems and is not dependent on any one window manager. The current version runs on Linux, FreeBSD, IRIX and Solaris. The main objective of GNOME is to provide a user-friendly suite of applications and an easy-to-use desktop.

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GNOME Developer's Site 
This site is for those who develop, or are interested in developing GNOME, and applications for GNOME.

Gnome: Computing Made Easy 
Free desktop program simulates a Windows or Mac desktop, giving a friendly, mouse-driven, Graphical user interface to the Linux operating system.

Open Source Development Network 
Press releases, question exchange, useful links, development information, and much more.

Homepage of the Open Source Initiative
The latest OSI news, an index of licenses with definitions, open source links, translations of the Open Source Definition and the history of the OSI and its board of directors.

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