If you do not have GNOME installed on your system, then there are many ways to install it
With a Linux distribution[edit | edit source]
Many Linux distributions offer GNOME as part of their package selections. Please check the documentation of your distro to see if GNOME is an available desktop enviroment.
Distribution specific help[edit | edit source]
- In Debian type "apt-get install gnome"
- In Ubuntu type "apt-get install gnome gdm"
- In Mandriva (formarly Mandrake Linux) select GNOME workstation from the installer.
- In Gentoo type "emerge gnome"
- In ArchLinux type "pacman -S gnome"
- In FreeBSD type "pkg_add -r gnome2"
- Installation on any distro will most likely require root access.
Garnome[edit | edit source]
Garnome is a script that lets you compile GNOME.
Live CD[edit | edit source]
If you want to try GNOME without installing, try a live CD that uses it such as Gnoppix, Gnome Morphix and Ubuntu Linux. If you want to easily compare GNOME and KDE, try a Fedora LiveCD - you can select which desktop to use at login time.
Other Operating systems[edit | edit source]
Sun Microsystems' Solaris offer GNOME BSD's can install it via ports or pkg-src. Just find the GNOME directory and type make install.