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ComputerWorld: Unix vendors adopt Gnome desktop

Aug 16, 2000, 20:17 (9 Talkback[s])

"Further narrowing the gap with Microsoft Windows, Helix Code Inc., the company founded by Gnome project leader Miguel de Icaza, is delivering a Microsoft Outlook-like e-mail and contact manager called Evolution, while Eazel Inc. will ship Nautilus, a file manager with integrated browsing similar to the Windows Explorer."

"Linux is becoming ready for more and more workloads," said Dan Frye, director of IBM's Linux Technology Center. "This announcement is about Linux becoming ready for desktop workloads."

"Linux is also literally changing the face of Unix, with two major Unix vendors agreeing to adopt Gnome as the default desktop environment. HP and Sun said Gnome will be the default user interface for HP/UX and Solaris, respectively, starting in the first half of next year. It will replace the Common Desktop Environment, the current standard desktop for Unix.

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