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Performance Computing: Little Gnomes, Crawling All Around

Oct 10, 1999, 17:18 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Eric Foster-Johnson)

"It's been a great year for little critters. The GNU Network Object Model Environment (GNOME), the little critter that provides a freeware graphical desktop on top of the X Window system, has been making great strides recently to add functionality to and stabilize the desktop..."

"As it matures, and with support from Red Hat, the GNOME environment and its set of applications should prosper. This makes it a good choice for a toolkit when creating your own applications. Furthermore, with GNOME's support for user-chosen themes, it supports a wide variety of user interface looks and styles, everything from a Windows 95-like look, to a Java "metal" user interface, to special marble looks that are simply stunning..."

"GNOME will incorporate standards as much as possible. GNOME uses CORBA for desktop communication. The actual object request broker (ORB) chosen by the GNOME team is ORBit, a C-based freeware ORB."

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