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LinuxStockNews: Rants and Raves [Eazel and Nautilus] for April 24, 2000

Apr 24, 2000, 20:11 (2 Talkback[s])

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"By now you may have heard of Eazel, Inc (private). If not, you will soon. The company just announced that it has received $11 million in funding from Accel Partners, a prominent venture capitalist. Eazel, Inc. is developing the next generation Linux user interface. The company is staffed by a number of ex-Apple employees who were responsible for designing the Macintosh GUI. Eazel, Inc.'s code will be integrated with the GNOME Linux desktop and is expected to propel Linux on the desktop to the next level."

"Eazel, Inc. continues a trend that is becoming commonplace with the Linux operating system. A group of highly talented individuals, that believe in open source software development, finds an area where Linux has some weaknesses, and sets up to overcome those weaknesses. In the process, they not only enhance Linux, but will likely develop code that is head and shoulders above the equivalent functionality contained in all other operating systems."

"Eazel, Inc. is set to leapfrog the Linux user interface into an extremely user friendly, Internet focused experience. In the company's initial press release, Michael Boich, president and CEO of Eazel indicated, 'We have gathered a uniquely qualified group of software architects, Linux experts and industry veterans to tackle the issue of Linux usability on the desktop? Our goal isn't to recreate what we did 15 years ago. It's to combine a next generation desktop with Internet-based services to deliver a superior user experience.'"

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