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Happy 20th Birthday, GNOME!

That’s right, 20 years ago on this day (August 15, 1997), the GNOME Project was founded by Miguel de Icaza and Federico Mena Quintero as the two wanted to create an alternative desktop environment to KDE and other similar projects. However, it took them two years to release the first stable version, GNOME 1.0, in 1999. Since then, the GNOME Project was very active and launched no less than 33 stable releases, the latest one being GNOME 3.24 “Portland.”