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SRO: Bringing The Linux Desktop Alive

Mar 05, 1999, 00:53 (0 Talkback[s])

"Gnome to bring Linux power to average users."

"Linux has always been an operating system for Unix power users... until now."

"Gnome's (pronounced Gah-nome) purpose, from the start, was to make it possible for average users to use Linux or other free Unix like systems such as FreeBSD. Under Gnome, according to its creators, it should be possible for most desktop users to do all their work without knowing any more about the underlying operating system than say what a Microsoft Windows user knows about its MS-DOS underpinnings."

"Desktop applications for Gnome are, understandably, rare. While there is already a Gnome word processor, spreadsheet, presentation manager and database front end, there is only one or two of each. Other end-user applications, such as Netscape Navigator or applications written to run under the K Desktop Environment will also run under Gnome. And, of course, for those who want it the old command line interface is never too far away."

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