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Linux Desktop Evolves with GNOME 2.30

Apr 02, 2010, 13:04 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

"The open source desktop world got a boost this week with the release of GNOME 2.30 -- the latest incarnation of one of the leading open source desktop GUIs that's a part of nearly every major Linux distribution.

"With GNOME 2.30, the open source effort is adding new features that aim to make it easier to connect to online services, such as social networking giant Facebook. The new release also includes preview technology in the form of the GNOME Shell, which will become a standard component in GNOME 3, the next major release due in six months.

"With this week's release, however, the 2.x line of GNOME will come to an end in favor of GNOME 3, which is set for its own release in six months. GNOME Executive Director Stormy Peters noted that end users will continue to get support for GNOME 2.x through their Linux distributions, most of which will support releases for longer than six months."

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