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O'ReillyNet: Ximian GNOME: Welcome To Your Desktop!

Feb 18, 2001, 21:30 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Daniel Solin)

"Long time, no see! At the end of July last year, I wrote Helix GNOME: Unix For Humans to help you get started with the Helix GNOME desktop. Since then, the HelixCode company has changed its name to Ximian and is now calling its product Ximian GNOME."

"In the last article, we looked at what the Ximian GNOME desktop is and why you would want to use such a thing. But that article only took you through the installation process. In this article, we'll go through the different features of Ximian GNOME and teach you how to customize the desktop to suit your specific needs. We'll then review some of the applications that come with Ximian GNOME. Getting to know Ximian GNOME."

"The last screenshot shown in the first article showed a standard Ximian GNOME desktop with the hints window running. For those of you coming from the Microsoft world, GNOME hints work just like the hints that are shown the first time you install Windows. And, just like Windows hints, the Ximian GNOME desktop will feed you useful tips and hints about using GNOME until you explicitly tell it to stop by unchecking the "display this dialog next time" checkbox. For now, we'll just close the window."

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