important user data such as contacts and calendaring into their applications." GNOME is supported on a variety of platforms, including GNU/Linux (more commonly
BOSTON, Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The GNOME Foundation today released the
latest version of the GNOME Desktop and Developer Platform. Version 2.8 adds
greater usability, speed and better internationalization to the desktop
"Once again, GNOME has delivered more features and usability, on a
predictable schedule," said Nat Friedman, GNOME Foundation Chairman. "GNOME
2.8 provides a comfortable environment in which users can achieve their
Users can look forward to:
-- Automatic detection of removable devices.
-- Automatic detection of local servers.
-- The Evolution email client, calendar, and address book.
-- Improved internationalization support. GNOME 2.8 fully supports
40 languages, with improved support for an additional 50+.
System Administrators will welcome:
-- Remote control of users' desktops via the VNC server.
-- Network tools that allow users to provide diagnostic information.
Developers will see:
-- Incremental backwards-compatible API additions.
-- The ability to develop GNOME software in C++, Java, Perl, and Python,
as well as C.
"This release demonstrates GNOME's major steps toward 'just works'
hardware support, system configuration and deep collaboration integration,"
said Jeff Waugh, GNOME Release Team Manager. "These features will have
immediate value for our users, and long-term value for application developers
who will be able to integrate important user data such as contacts and
calendaring into their applications."
GNOME is supported on a variety of platforms, including GNU/Linux (more
commonly referred to as Linux), Solaris (TM) Operating Environment, HP-UX,
Unix, BSD and Apple's Darwin. GNOME is distributed as part of their offerings
by leading Linux distributions worldwide.
GNOME 2.8 will soon be available via popular Linux distributions as part
of their offerings.
Developers, system administrators and advanced users wishing to install
the GNOME 2.8 Desktop and Developer Platform now may freely download the
software at [HYPERLINK@www.gnome.org.] The software includes the GNOME 2.8 desktop
interface, file manager, menus and utilities, as well as the complete set of
development tools and libraries.
GNOME is a free software project that is continuing to develop a complete,
easy to use desktop for use on a variety of platforms. The GNOME desktop is
used by millions of people around the world. More than 500 software
developers from every corner of the globe, including more than 100 full-time,
paid developers, contribute their time and effort to the project.
About the GNOME Foundation
Comprised of hundreds of volunteer developers and industry-leading
companies, the GNOME Foundation is an organization committed to supporting the
advancement of GNOME. The Foundation is a member directed, non-profit
organization that provides financial, organizational and legal support to the
GNOME project and helps determine its vision and roadmap. GNOME is an
entirely free user environment for desktops, networked servers and portable
devices. The architecture and design of GNOME includes a technically advanced
development platform and a powerful end-user desktop environment. Major
leading software industry and computer manufacturers support the GNOME
development effort, which is led by a worldwide community of volunteers and
paid developers. More information on GNOME and the GNOME Foundation can be
found at [HYPERLINK@www.gnome.org.]
NOTE: Linux is a trademark of Linus Torvalds. All other names and
trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
SOURCE GNOME Foundation
Web Site: [HYPERLINK@www.gnome.org]