GNOME is a free and open-source desktop environment for Unix-like and Linux operating systems. Companies, volunteers, professionals, and non-profits across the world develop the code, and GNOME Foundation which is a non-profit maintains it. You are free to download, modify, and share the code with others. Started with GNOME 1 in 1997 current version is 3. Most of the Linux Distros Fedora, Debian, Ubuntu, and others have GNOME 3 as a default environment.
The current GNOME version is 3.32 at the time of writing the article.
You can determine the version of GNOME that is running on your system by going to the Details/About panel in Settings.
- Open the Activities and start typing About
- Click on About to open the panel.
- A window appears showing information about your system, including your distribution’s name and the GNOME version as shown below.
Now you know how to find out the Gnome version in Ubuntu.