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internetnews.com: GNOME 2.6 Out to Up Linux Desktop Stakes

Mar 31, 2004, 15:00 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

"The GNOME project is expected to release version 2.6 of its open source Linux desktop Wednesday, which supporters call a major step forward in offering choice among desktop players.

"GNOME is one of two principal open source projects vying to be the Linux Desktop technology of choice. The other main Linux Desktop project, KDE, released its latest version a few months ago...

"The latest version includes a number of enhancements that improve usability, contributors said, including the addition of 'Spatial Browsing' to GNOME's default window browser Nautilus. Spatial Browsing is similar to the way the finder, or query, function works on MAC OS X in that it layers windows on top of each other. Each directory maps directly to a window, so the user doesn't have two windows representing the same directory, which helps a user tunnel into database information during a query..."

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