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OSNews.com: Simply GNUstep Delivers UNIX, Simply

Jan 10, 2002, 10:33 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Richard McKinley)

[ Thanks to Eugenia for this link. ]

"After a quick visit to http://simplygnustep.sf.net you are met with refreshingly little information for a Linux site. That is because this isn't about Linux. Simply GNUstep isn't your average bloated Linux distribution. It doesn't include GNOME or KDE and doesn't discuss any other software besides GNUstep. Linux is used only to enable your hardware and launch GNUstep (although your favorite Linux applications will most likely run just fine).

By this time you may be wondering, "what is GNUstep?" GNUstep is a platform that matches the Objective-C Object Oriented desktop that Steve Jobs created with NeXT and OpenStep. To my knowledge, GNUstep was started before NeXT returned to Apple, just as the NeXT platform was fading. GNUstep developers wanted a free software version of the OpenStep platform. Fearing that NeXT would fade into oblivion, they wanted to ensure that their favorite desktop would not.

Visit http://www.gnustep.org and http://www.gnustep.net to learn more about the history of GNUstep. To sum up the experience, GNUstep found themselves in great fortune when NeXT was chosen by Apple as the foundation for Mac OS X. Steve Jobs took the great work started with the OpenStep API and called it Cocoa. The result? GNUstep brings Cocoa to Linux and you x86 PC. Well, almost."

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