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SF Gate: A Less Complex Linux

Feb 22, 2000, 04:08 (12 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Henry Norr)

"For the average computer user, Linux isn't nearly as friendly as its smiling penguin mascot suggests. But now, proponents of the freely distributed operating system are stepping up efforts to make it more inviting to non-geeks."

"Eazel, a Palo Alto startup, is working with volunteer programmers around the world to give Linux a new ``graphical shell'' -- a point-and-click interface for managing files and folders."

"Their goal: to make the upstart OS at least as easy to use as the Mac or Windows -- and eventually even easier."

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