Gnome in the Uncyclopedia

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This is the definition of the Gnome project: Gnome is a user interface for Linux created by the Young Mexican Miguel de Icaza when he was only 4 years old. At this time, Linux didn’t exist yet so it was pretty useless. The poor boy Miguel is suffering from a disease called Mono and before he dies it is his wish to get into the Guinness World Book of Records by collecting the most business cards. Time passes and, with the growing popularity of Linux, Gnome was developed again, against his rival KDE

They also give information on Acronym and Logo: Gnome stands for “Gtk Networking Object Model Environment” where Gtk stands for “Gimp Tool Kit” where Gimp stands for “GNU Image Manipulation Program” where GNU stands for “GNU’s Not Unix.” Therefore GNOME could be said to stand for “GNU is Not Unix GNU is Not Unix GNU is Not Unix Image Manipulation Program Tool Kit Networking Object Model Environment,” or “GnuGnuGnuimptknome,” and so on. Yes, the name is rather stupid, but what you would expect from a 4 years old kid eating tapas and tacos? They use the Gimp Tool Kit because gimp is another word for lame cripple and Gnome is lame and crippled. Gnome’s logo is a huge footprint, but it is not clearly established whether it is a huge memory footprint or a huge disk footprint.

It is pretty amazing the amount of free time people have 🙂

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