internetnews.com: GNOME 2.6 Out to Up Linux Desktop Stakes

“The GNOME project is expected to release version 2.6 of its
open source Linux desktop Wednesday, which supporters call a major
step forward in offering choice among desktop players.

“GNOME is one of two principal open source projects vying to be
the Linux Desktop technology of choice. The other main Linux
Desktop project, KDE, released its latest version a few months

“The latest version includes a number of enhancements that
improve usability, contributors said, including the addition of
‘Spatial Browsing’ to GNOME’s default window browser Nautilus.
Spatial Browsing is similar to the way the finder, or query,
function works on MAC OS X in that it layers windows on top of each
other. Each directory maps directly to a window, so the user
doesn’t have two windows representing the same directory, which
helps a user tunnel into database information during a


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