GNOME is a desktop environemnt and an application collection for BSD/Linux systems. It aims for accessibility and simplified interfaces. It utilizes the Gtk+/Gdk/Glib, Cairo/Clutter, WebKitGtk and GStreamer toolkits, Mutter as its window manager, also strongly integrates DBUS and Avahi, provides an adaptable Gnome shell, many productivity and system applications,and some games.
major feature: GNOME 3.16 brings a brand new notification system and updated calendar design, which helps you to easily keep track of what s happened, and includes useful information like world times and event reminders. Other features include overlaid scrollbars, updated visuals, improved content views in Files, and a redesigned image viewer. Major additions have also been made to the GNOME developer experience: GTK+ support for OpenGL now allows GTK+ apps to support 3D natively, a new GLib reference counting feature will help with debugging, and GTK+ Inspector has also had a major update.