Sun Announces GNOME 2.0 Beta for the Solaris OE Availability


FYI, today, June 24, Sun announced the availability of the GNOME 2.0 Beta for 
the Solaris Operating Environment.  The bulletin below contains the URL you can 
visit to download the software.


Scott Mannina
Marketing Programs Manager (Sun)

Sun Microsystems announces that the GNOME 2.0 Desktop Beta 1 for the Solaris[tm] 
Operating Environment - the modern desktop that delivers productivity solutions 
to enhance your business efficiency - is now available for a test drive. Go to to download it today. 

GNOME 2.0, based on innovative technologies from Sun and the open source 
community, provides the power you need in a desktop: 

o Intuitive user interface that makes it easier to get work done 
o Fast and efficient access to files and information 
o Integrated productivity applications and utilities 
o Integration with networked enterprises 

GNOME 2.0 is a major new release of GNOME and introduces many important 

o Enhanced Nautilus file manager makes it easy to quickly organize and 			
locate your files 
o Steamlined user interface that further simplifies desktop use 
o Support for multiple monitor and Xinerama modes - makes all your video 		
real estate usable 
o Advanced new window manager that's easy to configure and use 
o Transition tools to simplify the transition from CDE to GNOME 
o Support for the new Solaris 9 OE and the Solaris 8 OE 
o Overall performance and stability enhancements 

GNOME 2.0 Beta 1 is unsupported and is intended for evaluation and testing 
purposes only. 

To get started today with GNOME 2.0 Desktop Beta 1 for the Solaris OE, please 

Thank you for choosing Sun Microsystems, Inc. 

Sun GNOME Product Team
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