"Ximian, Inc., Wipro, and Sun Microsystems say they
will jointly develop an open source desktop environment for the
Solaris Operating Environment (OE) based on the upcoming GNOME 2.0.
Palo Alto, Calif.-based Sun says it expects to deliver the
finished product in the third quarter of this year. The new
environment is planned for availability on the Solaris 8 OE and
GNOME is an acronym for GNU Network Object Model Environment
(Pronounced guh-nome.). The system is part of the GNU project and
part of the free software, or open source, movement. The
Windows-like desktop system works on UNIX and UNIX-like systems and
is not dependent on any one-window manager. The current version
runs on Linux, FreeBSD, IRIX and Solaris."