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O'Reilly Network: Helix GNOME: Unix For Humans

Jul 28, 2000, 13:18 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Daniel Solin)

[ Thanks to S.Ramaswamy for this link. ]

"What's all this talk about Helix, Helixcode, Helix GNOME, the Helix Desktop, or whatever they call it, all about? What is it, and, most important, can it be useful to me and you? And, if we decide we want to try it out, how shall we do it?"

"Relax! After reading this article and the following one, you will feel much more enlightened on this topic, and hopefully even have found yourself a new favorite desktop! I think they call it the Helix Desktop, or was it GNOME, or Helixcode, or... Nah! Go on and read the rest of the article instead!"

"To begin with, let's straighten out some terms. "GNOME" stands for GNU Network Object Model Environment. It is a standard for how a graphical application should look and act and what libraries/toolkits it should be built with. There are hundreds of so-called "GNOME applications" that follow this standard. And by doing that, they are members of the GNOME application family."

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