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Old 10-23-2012, 04:20 AM   #1
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What is gnome?what is ubundu?and what is GNU?
 
Old 10-23-2012, 04:30 AM   #2
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https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=What+is+gnome

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=what+is+ubundu

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=what+is+GNU

If those don't answer your question and have *specific* queries, we'll be happy to clarify after you've done a little reading.
 
Old 10-23-2012, 04:51 AM   #3
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Old 10-23-2012, 06:08 AM   #4
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what is ubundu? Its known as ubuntu not ubundu.Ubuntu is a Opensource Debian distribution Operating system .
 
Old 10-23-2012, 03:23 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by karthinila View Post
What is gnome?what is ubundu?and what is GNU?
Where did you come accross these words - in your organization or in your academics? Okay, let me explain in simple words, just have a look...
Gnome: It is besically your desktop in Unix environment. Very much like themes/personalization in Windows. Though gnome is much more than just a theme. Overall graphical desktop (i.e. desktop background, colorful windows, menus, graphics etc. - all are part of gnome) that you see in your Unix based machine is nothing but Gnome. It is a desktop personalisation tool as well. Gnome is a open project and many people contribute in it's development.
For more details, read: http://www.gnome.org/
Ubuntu: A Unix based operating system, also referred as Ubuntu Linux. Or, you can assume it's nothing but Linux OS. (I don't know what else I can write )
GNU:Also a Unix-based OS. Difference between various types of Unix is commands and tools they offer. Read more at http://www.gnu.org/.
 
Old 10-23-2012, 04:38 PM   #6
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Where did you come accross these words - in your organization or in your academics? Okay, let me explain in simple words, just have a look...
Gnome: It is besically your desktop in Unix environment. Very much like themes/personalization in Windows. Though gnome is much more than just a theme. Overall graphical desktop (i.e. desktop background, colorful windows, menus, graphics etc. - all are part of gnome) that you see in your Unix based machine is nothing but Gnome. It is a desktop personalisation tool as well. Gnome is a open project and many people contribute in it's development.
For more details, read: http://www.gnome.org/
Ubuntu: A Unix based operating system, also referred as Ubuntu Linux. Or, you can assume it's nothing but Linux OS. (I don't know what else I can write )
GNU:Also a Unix-based OS. Difference between various types of Unix is commands and tools they offer. Read more at http://www.gnu.org/.
I know that you were trying to simplify things for the OP, but that's not totally the most helpful information, as it will probably cause misinterpretation.
  • Gnome is a desktop, for sure, but it may or may not be your desktop. Unlike some other Operating Systems, there is a choice of GUIs, so you might choose KDE, XFCE or one of a load of others. Actually, you might even choose several and select at login time which you are going to use, which users of other operating systems might find unusual.
  • Ubuntu is one of many Linux distributions (actually, including Xubuntu, Kubuntu, etc, which are the XFCE, KDE versions of the *buntu family). It is derived from Debian (parent of many Linux distros). It tries to make Debian more user-friendly (as does Linux Mint and a load of others). There are many Linux distros, and they are composite works (have many components).
  • Which leads, indirectly, on to GNU. GNU is an organisation, and stands, slightly irritatingly, for GNU is Not Unix. In this context, they are important because they provide many of the low level utilities that turn the Linux kernel into something that can be used. (They may claim to be an Operating System, but really, an operating system without a kernel isn't a whole operating system, and their kernel still seems to be a few years away, and always has been).
  • A Linux distribution, usually combines the Linux kernel, a GNU Userland (roughly, the commonly-seen command line programs and utilities), plus a GUI or choice of GUIs, plus various higher level applications and installers and system utilities.
 
  


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