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Salon.com: Linux in every lap

Feb 24, 2000, 04:56 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Lydia Lee)

"It's an enticingly chaotic scene that the Eazel founders have acted out before -- several as seminal members of the original Apple Macintosh development team... these ace programmers and business folks are set... to build a user-friendly desktop for Linux-based operating systems and to make managing the notoriously tricky Linux a breeze."

"With just $1 million in seed funding,... Eazel faces challenges that have long flummoxed Linux interface designers: maintaining the power and flexibility that is Linux's hallmark while making it easy to use for newbies."

"... the Eazel team, which will be working with the already established GNOME project..."

"While the desktop will be free software, with the source code available to all comers, Eazel has a two-pronged plan... also making a business out of facilitating easy software installation and automatic updates of the rapidly evolving operating system and the applications that run on it."

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