January 27, 2012
Every year, Linux Journal magazine sponsors a contest wherein its readers vote for their favorite open source applications in a variety of categories. In 2011, GNOME won Best Desktop Environment and GNOME 3 came away with the coveted Product of the Year award. Considering the awards were decided by over 12,000 voters in 2010, this is a great honor for GNOME.
Linux Journal reports that “GNOME 3 represents a drastic change in the way we compute on the desktop“, and says the readers have proven “that change isn’t always a bad thing, and GNOME 3 wins!”.