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WideOpenNews: Eazel's No-Brainer: A Linux for Everyone

Mar 06, 2000, 19:07 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Paul Boutin)

[ Thanks to russ mitchell for this link. ]

"Paul Boutin asks the cofounders of Eazel how Mac veterans will retool Linux PCs for the masses, and make money doing it."

"With an almost unbelievable lineup of original Macintosh staffers, newcomer Eazel garnered plenty of press recently just for announcing its existence. The newly launched Palo Alto startup, which aims to create a Gnome-based consumer interface for Linux, boasts original Mac software architects Andy Hertzfeld and Bud Tribble, evangelist-turned-executive Mike Boich, and original Mac icon designer Susan Kare, along with an impressive array of execs and programmers recruited from the likes of Netscape, Be, and the Gnome project itself."

"Eazel's business plan is to provide an open source consumer desktop (code-named Nautilus, its source code is already visible in the Gnome public CVS tree), then make money by delivering Net-based services on top of it. Wide Open News asked Eazel founders Andy Hertzfeld and Bart Decrem to fill in the details on how a bunch of Apple veterans actually expect to make Linux more usable."

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