"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
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