Executive Summary

 
 
By Jason Brooks  |  Posted 2003-03-10 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


: GNOME 2.2"> Executive Summary: GNOME 2.2

Usability Good
Capability Good
Performance Good
Interoperability Good
Manageability Good
Scalability Good
Security Good
The latest upgrade of the GNOME Foundations desktop environment offers users a spare and approachable graphical interface to Linux and similar operating systems thats matured noticeably since its last release.

COST ANALYSIS

GNOME 2.2 is open-source software and freely available for download.

(+) Improved font handling; support for application startup notification; speed and stability enhancements.

(-) Minimalist approach to configuration options will feel constricting for some users.

EVALUATION SHORT LIST
  • KDE Projects KDE 3.1
  • www.gnome.org



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    As Editor in Chief of eWEEK Labs, Jason Brooks manages the Labs team and is responsible for eWEEK's print edition. Brooks joined eWEEK in 1999, and has covered wireless networking, office productivity suites, mobile devices, Windows, virtualization, and desktops and notebooks. JasonÔÇÖs coverage is currently focused on Linux and Unix operating systems, open-source software and licensing, cloud computing and Software as a Service. Follow Jason on Twitter at jasonbrooks, or reach him by email at jbrooks@eweek.com.
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

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