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Linux Magazine: Eaze of Use [via Eazel]

Aug 05, 2000, 15:08 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Adam Goodman)

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"...what Eazel is actually doing is building the next-generation GNOME interface. Their work will be released under the GPL and will be integrated into the main GNOME source tree. ..."Why should I care?" Well, Eazel's founders were all core members of the team that developed the original Apple Macintosh OS back in 1984. Their vision is to make Linux easier to use than either the Mac or Windows, while at the same time retaining the flexibility and customization that Linux and GNOME are famous for. If anyone knows how to build an easy-to-use GUI, it's these guys."

"The implications of what Eazel is doing are many and far-reaching. In the short run, it is sure to deepen the division between the GNOME and KDE camps. KDE has so far been considered a more mature product, but the work Eazel is doing will quickly close that gap."

"Perhaps more important, the fact that companies like Eazel are springing up means that more and more mainstream traditional developers are beginning to believe in open source projects. The more startups like this that we see, the brighter the future of Linux and open source looks."

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