"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
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."