Updates and Improvements in Gnome 2.18


Article from Issue 81/2007

Gnome 2.18 appears exactly six months after the last stable release. The developers have focused on stability, but you’ll also find some new and improved tools.

Despite much criticism, the GNU project’s official desktop environment is gaining fans. Home users, as well as corporations, are starting to back the combination of Gnome, Gtk+, and GStreamer. Nokia, for example, used Gnome along with Maemo [1] on its N770 Internet Tablet. The N770’s successor, the N800 [2], sees a continuation of this strategy. In April, a number of global IT players, including Intel, Nokia, Canonical, and Red Hat, joined forces to form the Gnome Mobile & Embedded (GMAE) initiative [3]. This marks the entry of the Gnome project into the mobile and embedded market. As a positive side effect, many improvements from the GMAE initiative will find their way back into the main project.

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