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ZDNet - Linux: Not Your Garden-Variety GNOME

Mar 27, 1999, 00:49 (11 Talkback[s])
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"By now, anyone following Linux news knows about Computer Associates, IBM, Hewlett-Packard, and the truckload of others bleating how much they all love Linux. Hidden among all these commercial vendors discovering the free software community, we also have the opposite. For the first time ever, a free software project is using commercial marketing techniques."

"The subject is GNOME, a Linux desktop designed to ease GUI development, simplify communications between applications, and offer a consistent look and feel. The technology behind GNOME is actually quite good. But what makes it most interesting is its active publicity campaign run jointly by Red Hat and the Free Software Foundation (FSF)."

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