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GNOME Adds Document Reader, Improves Graphics

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GNOME, one of the most widely used desktop faces for Unix and Linux computers, will release version 2.12 Wednesday, culminating six months of work by members of the project. The latest edition boasts two new applications, a new theme engine, and improved multimedia access/performance, clipboard management and authentication, according to project member Davyd Madeley.

Overall, Madeley said, the look and feel of the desktop is vastly improved, he said, thanks to the new Clearlooks-based theme engine.

"GNOME 2.12 is clearer and better looking," Madeley said in a pre-release "tour" on the GNOME Web site. "All of the screenshots have been done in Clearlooks. (This is) a theme that we hope will be the default choice of every GNOME vendor, giving GNOME a unified face, no matter which vendor you choose."

The GNOME project provides not only the GNOME desktop environment but also the GNOME development platform, a framework for building applications that integrate into the rest of the desktop.

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