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Duke of URL: Helix Code GNOME 1.2 [Review]

Sep 17, 2000, 20:16 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Patrick Mullen)

[ Thanks to Patrick Mullen for this link. ]

"You have the admit it, desktop environments are sure moving these days. Take a look at both KDE and GNOME, two of the biggest desktop environments for *NIX. KDE has always been a fine interface, but as of late its libraries have moved to GPL, which has made many happy, but of course, people still have their gripes about KDE. Where's the negativity coming from?"

"For everyone else, there's GNOME. While there are other desktop environments out there, GNOME is one of the biggest (along with KDE) undergoing development. As of late, GNOME is even looking more like a Microsoft OS. Don't take that the wrong way, though. Not a Microsoft OS in the constricting, unstable, or expensive manner, but more a Microsoft operating system in the sense that it gives you all the tools you'd ever need for your computing experience."

"Currently, GNOME has AbiWord (which should be replaced by StarOffice soon), which is an equivalent to Microsoft Word, Gnumeric as an eqivilent to Microsoft Excel, Evolution as a piece of groupware much like Outlook, and Mozilla (along with Nautilus) as an alternative to the infamous Internet Explorer."

"What will this full office suite cost you? Absolutely nothing! That's the beauty of it. Of course, Microsoft can offer you support, but so can GNOME-we'll get to that later."

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