GNOME Turns 18 Years Old Today
Written by Michael Larabel in GNOME on 15 August 2015 at 08:40 AM EDT. 6 Comments
The GNOME desktop environment turns eighteen years old today!

Fedora Core 4 (2005)

The birthday reminder via It was on this day in 1997 that GNOME was announced by Miguel de Icaza and Federico Mena.

Another ~2005 pic of GNOME. Unfortunately I don't have any pre-2004 screenshots of GNOME that are original by me due to having started Phoronix in 2004.

For those that weren't into open-source back then, you can read the original GNOME announcement still on the mailing list.
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