The GNOME project, which is facing heavy criticism over usability issues, is to build a touch-capable 'GNOME OS' as a way of improving the overall experience for users and developers
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The operating system is based on the popular Linux distribution Ubuntu 11.10, and comes with a set of hacker-friendly tools
The latest release of Red Hat's desktop-oriented distribution includes a raft of new virtualisation and developer features
Canonical gets set to launch Maverick Meerkat for desktops and notebooks, which has new cloud features that let users sync files with Windows PCs, Android phones and iPhones
The latest beta release introduces new management tools for system admins, enhanced virtualisation options and general performance gains to the enterprise-focused Linux distribution
Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala was officially released overnight and marked the eleventh release of the distribution. It's attractive, polished and measured, but fails "the grandma test".
If you manage a lot of corporate desktops, then Novell's Linux Desktop is well worth a look -- particularly if you're happy with ZENworks. Linux pricing and Novell's corporate-style support could make this a useful option for business.
Builder: The latest GNOME desktop environment claims improvements that make hardware 'just work' and says it is targeting OS X in terms of features
An upgraded GNOME desktop environment for Linux and Unix is due for release this Wednesday, with its authors pitching enhanced features for end-users and a commitment to make hardware "just work".Popular Linux and Unix desktop environments such as GNOME and KDE have traditionally appealed to geeks with time to spend on tweaking new hardware configurations and knowledge of Unix commands.
By now, anyone following Linux news knows about Computer Associates, IBM, Hewlett-Packard, and the truckload of others bleating how much they all love Linux. Hidden among all these commercial vendors discovering the free software community, we also have the opposite.
Linux' fledgling efforts to challenge Windows for the desktop market received another shot in the arm Wednesday afternoon, thanks to the official release of Gnome 1.0.
Gnome, KDE interfaces put a friendly face on Linux -- and position the OS for a Windows challenge.
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