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Full Article Attached Mozilla Looking to Forge Alliances with GNOME and Other Open Source Projects to Combat Longhorn

Tuesday April 6th, 2004

jgraham writes: "Brendan Eich has written an interesting post to the netscape.public.mozilla.seamonkey newsgroup outlining some of the plans being made to ensure that Mozilla technology remains useful and relevant in the future. Brendan sees Mozilla developing into an open cross-platform alternative to forthcoming Microsoft technologies such as XAML and is looking to collaborate with other open-source projects to make this happen." The GNOME project is mentioned explicitly. Brendan's message is part of a longer thread about the goals of mozilla.org.


#101 Re: First solve your home brewed problems.

by algarcia

Sunday April 11th, 2004 9:40 PM

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>"Second, Linux is poised to rise just by being cheaper". True as long as Linux isn't usable by a >normal user, a house wife, a carpenter, etc. but requires at least a master degree in computer >science or immessurable time, costs are irrelevant.

Linux isn't usable by a normal user? Work is in progress in this problem, don't worry. :-) Do you know GNOME <http://www.gnome.org/>? GNOME is a project that aims to provide a easy, user friendly and free desktop for Unix environments. Do you know GNOME's HIGs <http://developer.gnome.org/projects/gup/hig/>? Has got Mozilla any project like this? I think that it would be interesting for Mozilla a department working in those issues. Do you know Epiphany <http://www.gnome.org/projects/epiphany/>? Look at the Epiphany manifesto <http://www.gnome.org/projects/>. Epiphany uses Gecko. I think that Epiphany is more easy for end user that Mozilla Firefox, and Epiphany is integrated with GNOME desktop. Do you know Evolution? <http://www.ximian.com/products/evolution/> Is a groupware software with e-mail, calendar, etc., potent, user friendly, and easy.

Another thing, GNOME is very user friendly with international users. GNOME sets the language of applications by users's system language default.

BTW there are another desktops like KDE <http://www.kde.org/> or XFCE <http://www.xfce.org/>,

Excuse my English, I'm Spaniard.

Regards,

-- Alberto U!