From: Nat Friedman
Subject: Ximian GNOME 1.4 is available.
Date: 25 Apr 2001 17:22:41 -0400
The Monkeys at Ximian
are proud to announce
the immediate availability of:
Ximian GNOME 1.4!
For the past year, we at Ximian have worked hard to make Ximian
GNOME the best free desktop available. Our latest release
incorporates such an enormous number of improvements and new
applications that when we'd finished, we were truly awed by what
we'd done. We think that you will be too.
I'm salivating already! How do I get it?
Installation instructions can be found on our web site at:
Or you can kickoff an installation with one simple command. In a
root shell, simply type:
lynx -source http://go-gnome.com/ |sh
Ximian GNOME 1.4 Highlights
Built on GNOME 1.4.
For the first time, ever, Ximian GNOME now includes the
all-seeing, all-knowing, all-powerful Red Carpet 1.0 software
manager! Now better than ever, with our patent pending
DepTrickityTrickTrackTronix 3000 dependency resolution
Please: No applause. Just throw money.
Nautilus File Manager
Nautilus ships as the default file manager in Ximian GNOME
1.4. Nautilus is a major enhancement over gmc, the previous
GNOME file manager, and we think that our users will be
pleased with the way it enhances their desktop experience.
GMC is provided as an option for users who do not wish to
switch away or who have an unnatural aversion to antialiased
Ximian GNOME 1.4 incorporates Mozilla 0.8.1, in all its glory,
as the default web browser. Mozilla is also deeply integrated
with your desktop in the following, dangerously exciting ways:
. Mozilla acts as the web browsing component of the
Nautilus file manager. Bang!
. Files saved from the web browser automatically appear
on your desktop. Pow!
The combined result of these extraordinary developments is a
Total Web Browsing Solution the likes of which has never been
seen before BY HUMAN EYES!
MonkeyTalk Live Support
If you have a permanent Internet connection, then help with
your Ximian GNOME desktop is just a click, a drag, and then a
release of the same mouse button that you clicked just a
second ago away! (Note: Joe has just told me that you do not
need to drag. You can, in fact, click, *then immediately
release*, and then later, in the part where previously you had
just released, you replace that action with a new click.
That's two clicks, people.)
But I digress. MonkeyTalk is an online community chat support
facility built into every application and staffed by trained
A new, cleaner and more intuitive application menu
organization is now available.
The GNOME doorman is a desktop setup assistant that runs the
first time you log into a Ximian GNOME 1.4 desktop. The
doorman walks you through setting your file manager, widget
theme, wallpaper, and a number of other configuration options,
making it easy for you to quickly get up and running on your
slick new desktop.
The file open/save dialog has been extended to include a quick
link to your "Documents" directory, making it a bit easier for
you to keep your files in order.
The menubar at the top of the screen now boasts prettier,
more childsafe corners.
New Wallpaper, New Applications, and more!
The number of new software packages and themes available in
Ximian GNOME 1.4 is too extensive to list here. A complete
package list is available from:
Ximian GNOME 1.4 is available for most GNU/Linux distributions:
. Red Hat Linux 6.0, 6.1, 6.2, 7.0 and 7.1
. Debian GNU/Linux Stable ("Potato")
. Mandrake 7.0, 7.1 and 7.2
. SuSE 6.3, 6.4 and 7.0
. TurboLinux 6.0
. LinuxPPC 2000
. Yellow Dog Linux Champion Server 1.2
Support for Debian "Woody," SuSE 7.1, Mandrake 8.0 and Solaris is
forthcoming in the next few weeks. Sit tight; we haven't
More information about Ximian GNOME 1.4 will be made available on
our web site after we get some sleep. You can also feel free to
drop us a line at email@example.com; we'd love to hear from you.
Also, as an added bonus, we have buried one of our developer's
cell phone numbers somewhere in the desktop. If you can find it,
give him a call; he'd love to hear from you.
Share and enjoy,
The Ximian GNOME 1.4 Team
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