Ignore market share stats: Gnome is not dead yet
You don’t have to throw a stick very far* to hit an article on the internet about how the Gnome project is dead. Or dying. Or “staring into the abyss.” Even my old podcast, the Linux Action Show, has recently declared Gnome to be “on life support.”
That is totally and completely wrong, and everyone who has taken that stance should have their Internet merit badge taken away for two key reasons.
The first reason is that Gnome, along with the Gnome Shell, is doing great. No, I take that back. They aren’t doing great. They are doing completely and utterly awesome. They’ve made some amazing progress over the last few years and have built a highly functional environment that huge numbers of users enjoy every single day.