Gnome 2.0 Alpha Improved

 
 
By Jason Brooks  |  Posted 2002-02-04 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Central to the success of Linux on the desktop is the continued improvement of the GNOME and KDE environments.

Central to the success of Linux on the desktop is the continued improvement of the GNOME and KDE environments.

The first alpha release of GNOME 2.0 (source code is freely downloadable from www.gnome.org) provides a look at what users of this open-source desktop environment can expect in GNOME 2.0, slated for release late next month.

Stalwarts will be happy to see support for anti-aliased fonts and improved graphics, as well as better support for themes and accessibility.

Particularly useful will be the redesigns that reduce the mire of menus and dialogs that must be traversed to configure system settings and the like.

 
 
 
 
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. Jason's 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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