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It's our birthday today! We are now the wise age of 22. πŸ˜‹ Join us in reminiscing these past years by sharing some of your favorite GNOME memories!

I'll start. My favorite memory was the release of GNOME 3 ☺️ What's wild is that 100% of people loved it and nobody anywhere had any complaints that definitely still don't haunt us to this day /s πŸ˜‰

@gnome
I used GNOME 2 with Ubuntu back in the day, but couldn't deal with new UI. Later, when I gave it another try, it didn't do fractional scaling on my laptop and it was slow on my old desktop

But, then, a few weeks ago, I decided to give GNOME another try, and it's usable, clean, consistent... I like it. It's also not slow anymore, (maybe when 3.34 comes out I'll be able to say it's fast).

It's been a decade or something like that, but I'm back lol

@gnome Happy birthday! I love GNOME 3! Yes, I do have to install a couple of extensions every time on a clean install, and enable window buttons, but Linux would be boring if you did not have something to do once in a while, wouldn't it?

@gnome you might want to check some RAM sticks πŸ˜ƒ

@gnome
I did love it, and I still do: it's not perfect, but it does get the job done elegantly and without getting in the way. Thank you sooooo much !

@gnome I started with Gnome 2 on Ubuntu 10.04. It was solid, easy to use and always worked for me. Gnome 3 has had some bumps but I'm still liking it quite a bit.

@gnome harihareswara.net/sumana/2011/ Writing this, and having this feeling: "Every time I look at my desktop, every feature and every bug comes from someone, someone with a name and a face, and sometimes I can even remember. Hey, I remember when she added that feature to Empathy. Oh, right, I know he's working on that bug."

@gnome Happy birthday Gnome. Thanks for a great desktop environment. Here's to many more years.

@gnome A few years ago, I was watching my sister doing her college homework; she was studying biology. I saw her editing a photo in the GIMP, on Windows.

"Sis, I didn't know you used the GIMP."

"Oh, yeah, some friends at school told me about it, it's a Photoshop clone one can just download."

"..."

"..."

"Sis, did you know I was the maintainer like 15 years ago? I wrote the first third-party plugin for it."

"WHAT"

I'm happy that we've given non-computer nerds good software.

@federicomena @gnome you are such a name, GNOME and GIMP are one of the most important projects in the free software community, and knowing that a mexican made important contributions is something that could inspire the youth of our country.

But the government must show that, instead of buying microsoft licenses.

@gnome Its not much of a memory since I switched to GNOME only a few months ago, but... trying pure GNOME 3 for the first time and experiencing that magic feeling when the OS does everything you want it to do intuitively and doesn't get in your way.

@gnome I remember when i changed Windows 8.1 for Ubuntu Unity, and i liked that Unity seemed consistent.

Then while searching, i find a desktop called GNOME, most DE's were modified versions of GNOME software, and the own Unity also was a heavy modified fork (with qt and compiz).

I though it was amazing, i installed it first in OpenSUSE tumbleweed and later in Fedora, and i fell in love with the desktop. It was really consistent, everything just fit in a specific way, that was good design.

@gnome the UI of Gnome 3 is very revolutional, unique, and never before

@gnome Gnome 2 had file management :( youtube.com/watch?v=EqrKc54AdH Why did u remove it? Now desktop UI is huge and there are a lot of unnecessary space!

@gnome The simple elegance yet flexibility of the GNOME 2 interface. XFCE isn't as powerful and GNOME 3 is way less resource efficient for a big step back in usability.

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