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Newsforge: Ximian: More deals will give Gnome wider audience

Feb 07, 2001, 06:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Grant Gross)

"Ximian -- the company formerly known as Helix Code -- announced its first deal with a major technology player during LinuxWorld, but Nat Friedman, Ximian's CEO, promises it won't be the last."

"The Gnome desktop is everywhere from the movies to Chinese desktops these days, and the folks at Ximian are doing their part to keep up the momentum. Hewlett-Packard has picked Ximian Gnome for the default desktop to replace CDE for its Unix HP-UX workstations after the release of HP-UX-11i, scheduled for later this year. Gnome should start appearing on the Hp-UX desktop later this year, and Friedman praises HP for "getting it" that the Open Source community is a partnership where the 800-pound tech gorilla can't be heavy handed."

"Ximian, a commercial Gnome services company, will customize the Gnome desktop for HP-UX, and give the hardware company an "enhanced, tested" version of Gnome. Ximian put together the demo for its monkey-themed booth at LinuxWorld in nine hours, but the full-functioning version of Gnome for HP-UX will take a couple of months."

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