GNOME 2.28.0 RC1 (2.27.92) for Linux

by The GNOME Project

Avg. Rating 4.2 (314 votes)

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GNOME project has built a complete free and easy-to-use desktop environment for the user, as well as a powerful application framework for the software developer. GNOME is included in pretty much every BSD and GNU/Linux distribution and works on many other Unix systems.

It is a greatly improved user environment for existing GNOME applications. Enhancements include anti-aliased text and first class internationalisation support, new accessibility features for disabled users, and many improvements throughout GNOME's highly regarded user interface.

Latest Reviews

raback

raback reviewed v2.28.0 RC1 (2.27.92) on Apr 28, 2010

That is a extremely usable, light and stable desktop environment, easy to understand, reasonably powerful and rich of features for anyone.
Even OSX and W7 has still something to learn from Gnome's usability - I'm not talking about KDE 4 because it is no longer a desktop environment, it is just a sad joke.

ahjefri

ahjefri reviewed v2.23.2 on Jun 6, 2008

in General Gnome is lighter and more stable than KDE,, though I like KDE interface but stability is a questionable ,

Thanks to all Linux developer in all over the world, I am waiting for the day that all abandon MS product "like Vista"

the artist

the artist reviewed v2.21.5 on Jan 17, 2008

THIS IS A DEVELOPMENT BUILD Betanews, tag it as such!

There is no clear changelog for this release but a roadmap and little of a an explanation is available here.
http://live.gnome.org/TwoPointTwentyone

Looking Forward to GNOME 2.22 - Here you will find a little about the next important release. I find personally sweet that the interface will be more CONSOLIDATED as there are too many applets and tabs to mess around with. Yes, its a mess.
http://www.gnome.org/sta...x.html#rnlookingforward

And|

And| reviewed v2.20.1 on Oct 19, 2007

I have an extra computer running Ubuntu 7.04. Ubuntu comes with Gnome.

I am a Windows user, because I play games. Linux is a little weird when it comes to that.

So I wanted KDE because it looks more clean and you know... bla bla.

I found KDE somewhat annoying to setup, so I kinda ditched the idea again. Once Gnome is running its rock stable.

agent2killa

agent2killa reviewed v2.19.92 (2.20.0 RC1) on Sep 7, 2007

I have used both KDE and GNOME under Ubuntu.

All I can say is, KDE is for people who are used to Windows. Probably it is best for those who just converted from Windows. KDE's level of customization is amazing. People who wants to tweak it to their hearts' out, they should use KDE.

On the other hand, GNOME is for people who want clean look. It's simple and this makes it easy to use. Mac-lovers would love it. I also love it even though I always use Windows (sorry!).

I am looking forward to KDE 4 and GNOME 2.20. Let us see how it will compare with each other

Ain Soph Aur

Ain Soph Aur reviewed v2.19.92 (2.20.0 RC1) on Sep 6, 2007

i use ubuntu and fedora and i must say that GNOME is the best way for ME (maybe not for someone else) to handle linux.
its easy to use and very simple. also i think that KDE looks a bit like "windows for kids". its more childish. GNOME is - i think - more professional and its very "clean". i love the design and the way it works. maybe there are more possibilities in KDE but i dont really use them, so theres no reason for me to use KDE.
also it uses less memory on my pc than KDE.

sorry for my bad english :)

Alpha258

Alpha258 reviewed v2.19.92 (2.20.0 RC1) on Sep 6, 2007

You guys really use Linux??? - Yes we really do.
Oh my God, you gotta be kidding!!! - eh no we are not.
What a bunch of losers... - why??
Windows Rocks!!! How??
And give me a break, yes I use Windows, never paid
for it and never will! - You have to buy Windows no matter what, you dumba**!
There is nothing better than Windows XP. Well, in fact there is... it´s called Windows Vista!!!

- Actually I would consider Windows XP better than vista as you need at least 1GB RAM, 128mb Graphics card and 15GB of harddrive space to run Vista and its costs more.

I can't wait for Gnome 2.20, I think KDE is too feature packed and it is overkill for most people. Gnome is simple, fast, intuitive and logical.

sjc001

sjc001 reviewed v2.19.91 (2.20.0 Beta 2) on Aug 31, 2007

comeoffit, Ubuntu comes in KDE as well. It's called Kubuntu. The Gnome version IS much more stable. I've tried both.

brusco

brusco reviewed v2.19.91 (2.20.0 Beta 2) on Aug 31, 2007

Gnome is far superior to the clunky KDE 3.5.x

Gnome is fast, responsive and doesnt crash as often as KDE in my experience. KDE is for MS Windows closet-cases who pretend to like linux but secretly yearn for Redmond's OS. KDE is too much of a compromise. Gnome is prettier too, none of the crud and junk from KDE.

Newbie users may feel safer with KDE but once their training wheels come off Gnome (or possibly Xfce) is the way to go.

comeoffit

comeoffit reviewed v2.19.91 (2.20.0 Beta 2) on Aug 30, 2007

KDE is still better, and to the person who said KDE noticeably slower on the same system than Gnome under any distro--Have you tried every distro? I don't think so, so you can't rightfully say that. GNOME is becoming Mono (.Net) dependent. That alone is reason not to use it. The current version of KDE blows GNOME out of the water in terms of usability & features. When KDE 4.0 is released, it will be even better while GNOME continues to stagnate.

@sjc-- I know very well what kubuntu is. You've tried KDE & GNOME on ONE distro. Big deal. Means nothing.

@brusco -- You must be an ubuntu fanboy, they always resort to calling people childish names when someone says something they don't like.

You say GNOME is prettier, none of the crud & junk from KDE. That's a classic statement from an ubuntu fanboy. KDE varies from distro to distro, and can be customized like GNOME.

I stand by what I wrote 100%. GNOME is becoming more & more mono/.net dependent everyday, so it's closer to MS than KDE is.

Avg. Rating 4.2 (314 votes)
Your Rating
raback

raback reviewed v2.28.0 RC1 (2.27.92) on Apr 28, 2010

That is a extremely usable, light and stable desktop environment, easy to understand, reasonably powerful and rich of features for anyone.
Even OSX and W7 has still something to learn from Gnome's usability - I'm not talking about KDE 4 because it is no longer a desktop environment, it is just a sad joke.

ahjefri

ahjefri reviewed v2.23.2 on Jun 6, 2008

in General Gnome is lighter and more stable than KDE,, though I like KDE interface but stability is a questionable ,

Thanks to all Linux developer in all over the world, I am waiting for the day that all abandon MS product "like Vista"

the artist

the artist reviewed v2.21.5 on Jan 17, 2008

THIS IS A DEVELOPMENT BUILD Betanews, tag it as such!

There is no clear changelog for this release but a roadmap and little of a an explanation is available here.
http://live.gnome.org/TwoPointTwentyone

Looking Forward to GNOME 2.22 - Here you will find a little about the next important release. I find personally sweet that the interface will be more CONSOLIDATED as there are too many applets and tabs to mess around with. Yes, its a mess.
http://www.gnome.org/sta...x.html#rnlookingforward

And|

And| reviewed v2.20.1 on Oct 19, 2007

I have an extra computer running Ubuntu 7.04. Ubuntu comes with Gnome.

I am a Windows user, because I play games. Linux is a little weird when it comes to that.

So I wanted KDE because it looks more clean and you know... bla bla.

I found KDE somewhat annoying to setup, so I kinda ditched the idea again. Once Gnome is running its rock stable.

agent2killa

agent2killa reviewed v2.19.92 (2.20.0 RC1) on Sep 7, 2007

I have used both KDE and GNOME under Ubuntu.

All I can say is, KDE is for people who are used to Windows. Probably it is best for those who just converted from Windows. KDE's level of customization is amazing. People who wants to tweak it to their hearts' out, they should use KDE.

On the other hand, GNOME is for people who want clean look. It's simple and this makes it easy to use. Mac-lovers would love it. I also love it even though I always use Windows (sorry!).

I am looking forward to KDE 4 and GNOME 2.20. Let us see how it will compare with each other

Ain Soph Aur

Ain Soph Aur reviewed v2.19.92 (2.20.0 RC1) on Sep 6, 2007

i use ubuntu and fedora and i must say that GNOME is the best way for ME (maybe not for someone else) to handle linux.
its easy to use and very simple. also i think that KDE looks a bit like "windows for kids". its more childish. GNOME is - i think - more professional and its very "clean". i love the design and the way it works. maybe there are more possibilities in KDE but i dont really use them, so theres no reason for me to use KDE.
also it uses less memory on my pc than KDE.

sorry for my bad english :)

Alpha258

Alpha258 reviewed v2.19.92 (2.20.0 RC1) on Sep 6, 2007

You guys really use Linux??? - Yes we really do.
Oh my God, you gotta be kidding!!! - eh no we are not.
What a bunch of losers... - why??
Windows Rocks!!! How??
And give me a break, yes I use Windows, never paid
for it and never will! - You have to buy Windows no matter what, you dumba**!
There is nothing better than Windows XP. Well, in fact there is... it´s called Windows Vista!!!

- Actually I would consider Windows XP better than vista as you need at least 1GB RAM, 128mb Graphics card and 15GB of harddrive space to run Vista and its costs more.

I can't wait for Gnome 2.20, I think KDE is too feature packed and it is overkill for most people. Gnome is simple, fast, intuitive and logical.

sjc001

sjc001 reviewed v2.19.91 (2.20.0 Beta 2) on Aug 31, 2007

comeoffit, Ubuntu comes in KDE as well. It's called Kubuntu. The Gnome version IS much more stable. I've tried both.

brusco

brusco reviewed v2.19.91 (2.20.0 Beta 2) on Aug 31, 2007

Gnome is far superior to the clunky KDE 3.5.x

Gnome is fast, responsive and doesnt crash as often as KDE in my experience. KDE is for MS Windows closet-cases who pretend to like linux but secretly yearn for Redmond's OS. KDE is too much of a compromise. Gnome is prettier too, none of the crud and junk from KDE.

Newbie users may feel safer with KDE but once their training wheels come off Gnome (or possibly Xfce) is the way to go.

comeoffit

comeoffit reviewed v2.19.91 (2.20.0 Beta 2) on Aug 30, 2007

KDE is still better, and to the person who said KDE noticeably slower on the same system than Gnome under any distro--Have you tried every distro? I don't think so, so you can't rightfully say that. GNOME is becoming Mono (.Net) dependent. That alone is reason not to use it. The current version of KDE blows GNOME out of the water in terms of usability & features. When KDE 4.0 is released, it will be even better while GNOME continues to stagnate.

@sjc-- I know very well what kubuntu is. You've tried KDE & GNOME on ONE distro. Big deal. Means nothing.

@brusco -- You must be an ubuntu fanboy, they always resort to calling people childish names when someone says something they don't like.

You say GNOME is prettier, none of the crud & junk from KDE. That's a classic statement from an ubuntu fanboy. KDE varies from distro to distro, and can be customized like GNOME.

I stand by what I wrote 100%. GNOME is becoming more & more mono/.net dependent everyday, so it's closer to MS than KDE is.

Tene

Tene reviewed v2.19.6 on Aug 2, 2007

It's beautiful. It's elegant.

But it's so damned restrictive. And bloated. Major refactoring needed. Xfce can do it, why can't Gnome?

animaleecher

animaleecher reviewed v2.19.4 on Jun 21, 2007

simple and fast. i would like a little more usability. that's why 4

zridling

zridling reviewed v2.19.3 on Jun 7, 2007

What ds0934 said.
Once I start tweaking, I can't stop. And though KDE is verra nize, it's noticeably slower on the same system than Gnome under any distro. If you're bored, check out my serial account of one Windows user's account of "Making the switch to GNU/Linux."

Dsfargeg

Dsfargeg reviewed v2.19.2 on May 17, 2007

Much better than clunky Kde. I'll put Ubuntu's success (at least part of it) down to using Gnome as default.

ds0934

ds0934 reviewed v2.16.0 Beta 2 on Aug 10, 2006

They need a cohesive GUI. GNKDE maybe? Tired of Linux forking itself to death while crappy Windoze sits back and makes jokes about it. Gnome is nice, as is KDE, but my complaints about both are that KDE is too much and Gnome isn't enough. Seems to be no closing that gap at this point either. Too bad.

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