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GNOME 2.8 desktop and developer platform unveiled

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GNOME 2.8 desktop and developer platform unveiled

The GNOME Foundation today released the latest version of the GNOME Desktop and Developer Platform. Version 2.8 adds greater usability, speed and better internationalization to the desktop environment.

Improvements for users include automatic detection of removable devices, automatic detection of local servers, an evolutionary step for the email client, calendar, and address book as well as support for 40 languages.

System Administrators can take advatnage of remote control of users’ desktops via the VNC server as well as network tools that allow users to provide diagnostic information. For developers, version 2.8 offers incremental backwards-compatible API additions as well as the ability to develop GNOME software in C++, Java, Perl, Python, and C.

The software can be downloaded on the organization’s website.