"Ximian, Inc., the leading open source desktop company,
and Hewlett-Packard today announced that a preview release of the
Ximian GNOME open source desktop environment is now available for
HP-UX workstations. Enabling Hewlett-Packard to provide a common
desktop experience across Linux and UNIX systems, Ximian GNOME
provides HP customers with an elegant desktop interface and a full
range of open source productivity applications. The Ximian GNOME
1.2 preview release for HP-UX 11.0 workstations is now available
for customer download and evaluation at www.hp.com/go/gnome.
Ximian GNOME 1.2 for HP-UX is a modern, highly customizable
desktop environment that runs on top of the X Window System, and
over time will replace CDE as the default desktop environment on
HP-UX. This version of the popular GNOME interface for Linux and
UNIX has been ported, productized and tested by Ximian, and
provides a robust customizable graphical desktop environment with
extensive tools for personal productivity. Ximian GNOME also
includes GTK+ and GNOME engineering tools for both free and
proprietary software development.
In addition to simple first time set up and drag-and-drop file
management, Ximian GNOME for HP-UX lets users customize desktop
themes, backgrounds, windows and more. It includes a host of
applications, including word processing, spreadsheet, graphics
editing, online chat and instant messaging. For developers, Ximian
GNOME also includes Glade, a GTK+/GNOME user interface builder to
enable rapid prototyping and creation of application interfaces.
Critically important in mixed corporate computing environments,
Ximian GNOME supports a broad range of Linux and UNIX operating
systems in addition to HP-UX, including Solaris, Red Hat, Mandrake,
SuSE, Debian, Turbolinux and Yellow Dog."