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The GNOME project is an international effort to create an easy-to-use computing platform built entirely from free software. This goal includes creating tools which help developers write new stand-alone application software, selecting applications for inclusion in the official product, and working on what is known as the desktop environment — the programs which manage application launching, file handling, and window and task management.

GNOME is the default desktop on many different UNIX-like distributions, including Solaris, where it was originally branded as part of the Java Desktop System, or JDS, but is now simply part of the Solaris Desktop.

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