"...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
"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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