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LinuxWorld: Eazel does it -- The strategy behind the newest Linux GUI

Mar 21, 2000, 04:36 (13 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Eileen Cohen)

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"Two plays to capture the ease-of-use flag have made news recently. Eileen Cohen examines whether the Nautilus GUI and Red Hat's Enterprise Edition live up to their promise."

"... the software that Eazel is developing, Nautilus, is a new point-and-click file manager for the GNOME desktop environment. One of its features is the ability to view the contents of files in the folder windows that contain them. The icons for text documents include the beginning of the text. For graphics files, the icon is the image itself. And you can zoom in on the icons. Nautilus will be integrated into GNOME 2..."

"I checked in with KDE developer and evangelist Kurt Granroth (who's also a developer for SuSE Labs) to see if Nautilus's novelty has any counterpart in the KDE arena. He responded with a glowing preview of the Konqueror browser..."

"Meanwhile, also on February 22, Red Hat played a trump card in the game of grab-the-enterprise, announcing its Enterprise Edition (EE) product line. Red Hat has partnered with some leading business application vendors -- Oracle, Computer Associates, SAP, and Real Networks -- to test, integrate, and optimize some of those companies' key products with Red Hat Linux."

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