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Two First Looks at Ximian Desktop 2

Jun 03, 2003, 01:00 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe Barr, Dennis E. Powell)

LinuxWorld: A First Look at Ximian Desktop 2

[ Thanks to Joe Barr for this link. ]

"I missed Ximian Desktop. I gave it up last fall when I installed Red Hat 8.0. It's not that I didn't like Bluecurve, the new desktop treatment for GNOME and KDE that Red Hat included with 8.0, but it just wasn't Ximian. The months went by and I began to wonder if Ximian would ever release a new version of its desktop. The real problem, of course, was not Red Hat's Bluecurve, but getting Ximian completely ported to GNOME 2.

"Ximian is a commercial endeavor founded by Nat Friedman and Miguel de Icaza, who founded the GNOME project. Their goal was to accelerate the adoption of Linux as a desktop platform. The Ximian Desktop represents a natural extension of the GNOME desktop. When a friend asked me what the difference was between GNOME or Bluecurve and the Ximian Desktop, I answered 'polish, polish, polish...'"

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Linux and Main: First Look: Ximian Desktop

"It takes about five minutes with Ximian Desktop 2, released today, to realize that it is not for everybody. It takes five minutes more to realize that one of its greatest strengths is that it is not for everybody.

"Boston-based Ximian has made the point all along that it's purpose is getting Linux into enterprises, chiefly through its Red Carpet distributed management system and, on the desktop, through Evolution, its email-PIM-groupware application, Connector, which allows Evolution to be a Microsoft Exchange client, and its GNOME-based desktop..."

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eWeek: Ximian Rolls Out New Linux Desktop(Jun 02, 2003)