"Linux has a firm position as a network server due to its
reliability, scalability, and broad server application support. On
the low end, it can be a firewall on 386 systems without a hard
drive; on the high end, it has been ported to Sun E10000 (24
processors), Compaq AlphaCluster (40+ processors), and IBM 390
"For typical desktop use, however, such as surfing the Web,
sending e-mail, checking stock prices, and so on, Linux has not
made much of a dent. It's not as easy to use or easy to install as
other systems, nor does it have as many applications available for
average users. Fortunately, things are starting to change in this
respect. This series of articles will talk about what is changing
on the Linux desktop, starting with Helix GNOME."
"GNOME, the GNU Object Model Environment, is one of the most
visually appealing Desktop interfaces Linux has. Started by
developer Miguel de Icaza, GNOME is bundled with many Linux
distributions (and is available for UNIX as well). Miguel started
Helix Code, a company focused on further developing GNOME; their
product is called Helix GNOME. This month I will discuss Helix
GNOME: how easy it is to install, how easy it is to use, and how
well it works."
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