Dallas Morning News: Computer whiz spearheads revolutionary software project

“Free alternative could help developing nations close technology

“By day, Miguel de Icaza runs a computer network at a Mexico
City research institute, scooting around his office among three
black-and-white computer monitors and typing faster than most
people can think.”

“By night, the 25-year-old coordinates a global software project
so revolutionary that it has raised concerns among giants such as
Microsoft Corp”

“The GNOME project that he is working on aims to do for the
powerful Linux operating system what Microsoft Windows and
Microsoft Office did for DOS: turn complex computing tools into
easy-to-use programs that people need and want – but for free.”


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