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LinuxToday.com.au: Eazel and the Giants

Feb 15, 2001, 14:23 (53 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by hawkeyes)

[ Thanks to renai43 for this link. ]

"...one open source desktop developer stood out - Eazel. Founded by some of the original Macintosh Interface Gurus, and working closely with the GNOME project and Ximian, Eazel in the space of one short year have gone from an overly-hyped bunch of old Mac hackers to a company, that like the Borg, have adapted to suit nearly every Unix environment out there."

"Eazel will assimilate the Unix desktop world. Resistance is futile. ... Eazel have almost gained a stranglehold. They have 2 major Unix vendors agreeing to change their decade-old default desktops (CDE) and move to Eazel, which has not hit version 1.0 yet. They have Dell, one of the world's biggest manufacturers of office desktops and laptops, agreeing to ship their software by default, to thousands of offices worldwide."

"I'd say that in 5 years, it doesn't sound like we'll be running fvwm on our Linux desktops, ladies and gentlemen. I think it's going to be an Eazel world, once Nautilus hits version 1.0 - and that's not far away. We're into third beta country, now. It looks as though Eazel is truly generating into that most frightening of companies - combining good technology with good business sense."

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