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Ximian GNOME 1.4 and Red Carpet 1.0 to be released April 24

Apr 24, 2001, 01:26 (28 Talkback[s])
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By Kevin Reichard

Ximian GNOME 1.4 and Red Carpet 1.0 will be released on Tuesday, April 24, according to company officials.

Ximian GNOME 1.4, which is based on the recently released GNOME 1.4, offers a number of great, new features including file management functionality with Eazel's Nautilus, Red Carpet 1.0, the next-generation in software updating and installation, MonkeyTalk, a community chat and support network and GNOME Doorman, a wizard-like application that hand-holds the user through the process of configuring their desktop.

Red Carpet 1.0 is Ximian's aforementioned updater/install tool--it enables users to update software on their computers with just one click. Red Carpet solves the software management problem on Linux and UNIX desktops by untangling complex software dependencies. It enables users to install and upgrade software from a large pool of 3rd party applications and eliminates the need to remember multiple commands.

Red Carpet is not expressly tied to Ximian GNOME: it can be used separately.

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