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Gnome Group Aims At Microsoft

Aug 16, 2000 — by Rick Lehrbaum — from the LinuxDevices Archive — views

Charles Babcock, of [email protected] Week, provides a detailed on yesterday's LinuxWorld press conference by the newly formed Gnome Foundation, whose members include Helix Code, Sun, HP, Eazel, IBM, VA Linux Systems, Red Hat, TurboLinux, Gnumatic, Henzai, the Free Software Foundation, and the Object Management Group. Babcock writes . . .

“The Linux user interface suddenly looked like it was sprinting to catch up with Microsoft Windows yesterday as an industry consortium, the new Gnome Foundation, lined up behind a “brilliant” open-source developer, Miguel de Icaza, and his team's Gnome graphical interface.”

“. . . Gnome stands for the Gnu Network Object Modeling Environment, a user interface that has emerged as a challenger for predominance on the Linux desktop. It is built with Gnu tools from the Open Software Foundation, which launched free software dubbed Gnu's Not Unix in the 1980s as AT&T moved to make Unix a proprietary system.”

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