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eWeek: GNOME 2.2 Gains Muscle and Polish

Mar 14, 2003, 01:00 (8 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jason Brooks)

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"One of the cardinal virtues of open-source software is its penchant for preserving choice. It's no surprise, then, that there's more than one good option available when it comes to the desktop environments through which users interact with Linux and similar operating systems.

"Among the best and most actively developed of these desktop options is GNOME (GNU Network Object Model Environment), which is the default interface for Red Hat Inc.'s Red Hat Linux and which is set to replace the Common Desktop Environment as the default interface to Sun Microsystems Inc.'s Solaris.

"In eWeek Labs' tests of GNOME 2.2, we found that with the addition of details such as application launch notification and improved font handling, GNOME has grown thicker with features and more polished while maintaining the simplicity for which many value it..."

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