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eWeek: Nautilus Buffs Desktop Linux

Sep 26, 2000, 13:42 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jason Brooks)

"Although it won't single-handedly render Linux palatable to the masses, Nautilus goes a long way toward delivering the sort of desktop experience that Windows and Macintosh users demand. The first preview release of Nautilus shows that Eazel Inc. will bolster the GNOME desktop environment with an open-source file manager and graphical shell that are easy to use and highly configurable."

"eWeek Labs recommends that IT administrators with desktop Linux on their radar screens give Nautilus a look. It's much too early to deploy desktop Linux companywide in most businesses, but Nautilus delivers significant improvements that hint at a future in which desktop Linux is a corporate reality...."

"In tests of the first preview release, Nautilus shone particularly brightly in comparison with the GNU Midnight Commander file manager that ships with the GNOME desktop. Nautilus also impressed us more than the KFM file manager that is included with the KDE (K Desktop Environment) Linux package. However, we expect KDE to show significant strides in usability when Version 2 ships later this year. KDE 2 will include Konqueror, a new file manager that should build comfort features into KDE in the same way that Nautilus does for GNOME."

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