GNOME has long been established as one of the desktop environments more used and attractive in GNU / Linux distributions. Therefore, we want to dedicate an entry in Ubunlog to see what is new in this new version. And after several months of work, the new version 3.18 of GNOME is now available.
As we told you a couple of weeks ago, one of the most striking news of Gnome 3.18 is the inclusion of native Google Drive support in GNU / Linux, specifically in the Nautilus file manager.
In addition, another novelty is the integration of the so-called Linux Vendor Firmware Service with GNOME. With this software, it will now be easier for hardware manufacturers to distribute updates firmware for Linux.
Visually, one of the features that may not be appreciated at first, is the automatic screen brightness. With this new implementation, users with devices that have light sensors, will not have to worry about regulating the brightness of the screen, as it is automatically regulated according to the light outside.
As for new applications, we must highlight the Calendar, An application that was already present as a previous version in GNOME 3.16 but is now released as a final version, which also integrates fully with GNOME online accounts, Boxes an application for using virtual and remote machines, or Builder, The new GNOME IDE.
Apart from these notable new features, GNOME 3.18 has many more. If you want to see in depth all that is discussed in this post, you can access the GNOME Release Notes 3.18.
In short, every time GNOME announces a new version, it is great news for Free Software, because as we can see in this post, the news is becoming more interesting. Also, as we well know, GNOME is free software, so we can access its source in your Git page.