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Eazel Newsletter - January Edition

Jan 04, 2001, 06:41 (4 Talkback[s])

Date: Wed, 03 Jan 2001 15:56:55 -0800
From: Eazel Announce eazel-announce@lists.eazel.com
To: eazel-announce@lists.eazel.com
Subject: Eazel Newsletter

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We hope you enjoy the January edition of the Eazel Newsletter. This newsletter is our way of keeping you informed about the latest Nautilus news, the GNOME Project, and community efforts to make computers easier to use.

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Eazel Installer Update

Eazel Featured in Newsweek

Sun Adopts Nautilus Software for Solaris

Second Preview Release of Eazel Software Catalog

Dell to Bundle Nautilus Software and Eazel Services with Linux Systems, Make Equity Investment in Eazel

LinuxWorld Conference & Expo 2001, New York


Eazel Installer Update
We've updated the Eazel Installer to improve the download and installation of Nautilus and its components. The new version of the Eazel Installer:

*Simplifies the process of installing Nautilus.
*Provides capabilities for using the installer as the root user and under the tcsh command shell.
*Improves the error-handling capabilities for installing Nautilus on nonsupported platforms and on systems with limited disk space.

If you have had problems using Eazel Installer for installing Nautilus or if you simply haven't downloaded the installer yet, please go to

Eazel Featured in Newsweek
Steven Levy, of Hackers fame, has written an introduction to Eazel's network user environment, comparing Nautilus to the Microsoft .NET and Apple Mac OS X environments. The article, along with Nautilus screenshots, can be viewed at

Sun Adopts Nautilus Software
Eazel and Sun have announced a distribution agreement whereby Sun will ship Nautilus software as part of the GNOME 2.0 open-source desktop environment for the Solaris operating system. This will provide Linux and Solaris users with the same easy-to-use environment across the two platforms. In addition, Eazel and Sun will work together to improve the accessibility, internationalization, and documentation of Nautilus. More information on this announcement is available at

Second Preview Release of Eazel Software Catalog Is Live!
Try out our updated Software Catalog, a rapidly growing collection of applications, features, and reviews. All are free during this trial period, and installation of applications via the Nautilus environment is easy. Check out the software catalog at
You can download a preview release of Nautilus for Red Hat Linux 6.2 today at

Dell Announcement
Dell and Eazel have announced an agreement for Dell to ship the Nautilus network user environment with its Linux-based desktop and notebook computer products. In addition, Dell Ventures--Dell's investment arm--has made an equity investment in Eazel, signaling a continued commitment to the Linux market. More information on this announcement is available at

Come See Us at LinuxWorld Conference & Expo 2001!
LinuxWorld Conference & Expo is being held at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City from January 30 to February 2, 2001. Please stop by and visit us (booth #2021) if you're at the expo, and see the latest version of Nautilus and Eazel Services.

Also, Andy Hertzfeld, Eazel Software Wizard and cofounder, will speak on "Giving Linux Legs to Stand On--Enhanced Usability for Consumers and Businesses," on Thursday, February 1, at 4:15 p.m. For more information, visit

Please feel free to provide feedback about our Web Site, Nautilus or Eazel Services at servicesfeedback@eazel.com. Thanks.

Happy New Year on behalf of the entire Eazel team,