Codenamed Dapper Drake (don't ask) and featuring the latest GNOME desktop environment
Ximian Desktop combines the core Ximian GNOME desktop environment
with Ximian Evolution, a groupware suite for personal information management, and Ximian Red Carpet(TM), a software management and updating application, to provide powerful collaboration and software management for Linux and UNIX users.
Unlike some Linux OSes, which bombard you with multiple versions of the same kind of program, Ubuntu chooses one for each task, neatly arranged in an up-to-date GNOME desktop environment
The open source software components include the Linux operating system, StarOffice productivity suite, GNOME desktop environment
, Mozilla browser, Evolution mail and calendar client and Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition.
The Ximian Desktop combines the core Ximian GNOME desktop environment
with Ximian Evolution and Ximian Red Carpet to provide powerful collaboration and software management for Linux and UNIX users.
The software consists of a fully integrated client environment based on open source and standards including a GNOME desktop environment
, StarOffice productivity suite, Mozilla browser, Evolution e-mail and calendar client, Java 2 Standard Edition, and a Linux operating system.
GNU Mono will be led by Miguel de Icaza, who has already led GNU's GNOME desktop environment
to great successes.
The GNOME Desktop Environment
was created to provide free software users with a friendly, powerful desktop environment," said Tim Ney, Executive Director, GNOME Foundation.