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Uncategorized By Jessica Colaço / April 4, 2011

GNOME-3 Release party, Nairobi


GNOME is a desktop environment / graphical user interface that runs on top of a computer operating system. It is composed entirely of free and open source software and was created by two Mexican programmers, Miguel de Icaza and Federico Mena. GNOME is part of the GNU Project and can be used with various Unix-like operating systems, most notably Linux and as part of the Java Desktop System in Solaris.

GNOME 1, March 1999

The current release is version 2.32, which was released in September 2010. It included improvements to the Empathy IM client, Evince, and the Nautilus file manager. It also added Rygel and GNOME Color Manager. Version 2.32 is the last major release planned before version 3.0.

GNOME 2.20, September 2007

Version 3.0 of the desktop environment (code name ToPaZ) is scheduled for release on April 6, 2011. Though many of the planned changes are incremental, the desktop will receive a major overhaul with the GNOME Shell, which will be the core user interface of the GNOME desktop environment starting from version 3.

GNOME Shell in overview mode


This event will celebrate the worldwide release of Gnome 3.0.

The event expects to:

○ Showcase the latest features of Gnome
○ Demo the installation procedure
○ Distribute Media and other Gnome goodies
○ A photo session follows for the flash-bulb lovers

iHub Nairobi (Latitude -1.296147, Longitude 36.794243)
4th floor Bishop Magua Centre ,
Ngong Road (directly opposite the Uchumi Hyper)

Saturday April 09, 2011. 14H00 to 15H00

Entry charges: $0.00 (Free as in “Free Beer”)

You are highly encouraged to carry your laptop.

Click here to RSVP

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Author : Jessica Colaço

Jessica Colaço is currently the Director of Partnerships at iHub. She was the Founding Manager between 2010 and 2011 at iHub and Research Director between 2011 and 2013 at iHub Research. She is passionate about Innovation, Research, Mobile and Robotics Technology, Mentorship and Entrepreneurship in Kenya as she uses her position at iHub to court local, regional and international stakeholders to adopt Kenyan-made and African-made solutions. As an upcoming angel investor, she courts local and international investors to invest in great tech ideas and companies at idea and concept stage. She is also a Mobile and Robotics Tech Evangelist, Co-Founder of WMIAfrica and AkiraChix, ISOC-Kenya Chapter, Treasurer, ACM-W Nairobi Chapter Chair, TED Global Fellow 2009 and upcoming Guitarist. She was named one of the top 40 women under 40 years in Kenya's business scene by Business Daily on 2009, 2011 and 2012. Her endeavour is to put Kenya and Africa on the map for technology achievements and spur innovation within the country and continent! She blogs at:

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