Getting GNOME

GNOME 3 is available to install through most GNU/Linux distributions. Many offer the chance to try a demo before you install.


Fedora provides GNOME 3 straight out of the box – just install or try it live. Fedora Workstation 24 is now available and ships GNOME 3.20.


GNOME 3 can be selected when installing the latest version of openSUSE. The stable version is openSUSE Leap 42.1 and it includes GNOME 3.16.

Ubuntu GNOME

Ubuntu GNOME is an official Ubuntu flavor which provides a complete GNOME 3 experience. Ubuntu GNOME 16.04 includes GNOME 3.18.

Many other distributions also include GNOME 3, including Debian and Arch Linux. Arch includes GNOME 3.20.

Get the code!

GNOME’s software is Free Software: all our code is available for download and can be freely modified and redistributed. There are several ways to get our code: