"Further narrowing the gap with Microsoft Windows, Helix Code
Inc., the company founded by Gnome project leader Miguel de Icaza,
is delivering a Microsoft Outlook-like e-mail and contact manager
called Evolution, while Eazel Inc. will ship Nautilus, a file
manager with integrated browsing similar to the Windows
"Linux is becoming ready for more and more workloads,"
said Dan Frye, director of IBM's Linux Technology Center. "This
announcement is about Linux becoming ready for desktop
"Linux is also literally changing the face of Unix, with two
major Unix vendors agreeing to adopt Gnome as the default desktop
environment. HP and Sun said Gnome will be the default user
interface for HP/UX and Solaris, respectively, starting in the
first half of next year. It will replace the Common Desktop
Environment, the current standard desktop for Unix.