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I often come across the terms Unity and GNOME while reading about Ubuntu. I understand that Unity is the default desktop environment for Ubuntu. What is GNOME and how is it related to/different from Unity?

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Have a look at the following links:

Gnome v/s Unity

Unity and Gnome Performance Differences

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There exist a lot of different desktop environments and window managers for Linux. Gnome used to be the default one for Ubuntu, but in recent versions this has changed to being Unity.

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