GNOME 2 Released, Presents Challenge to KDE

By Timothy R. Butler | Posted at 10:06 PM

The Gnome Foundation announced the final release of the much touted, much delayed GNOME 2 desktop environment today. As the desktop of choice for RedHat Linux and Debian GNU/Linux, as well as Solaris and HP/UX, the significance of this release is only rivaled by KDE3's release in April.

GNOME 2 brings to the table a large number of improvements, including:
  • Improved usability and consistency.
  • Faster loading speeds.
  • Better accessibility functionality.
  • Font Anti-Aliasing.
  • Improved control center.
You can find the full details of the release at the GNOME2 release page. You can also find an insightful opinion piece on the future of KDE and GNOME at

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