GNOME to fish in embedded Linux pond

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GNOME developers are making various changes to the open source desktop environment that should make it more suitable for embedded environments.

Future versions of GNOME will include improved compatibility with styluses and performance enhancements, according to GNOME Foundation director Murray Cumming on Friday. This will include a focus on the GTK+, a toolkit used by GNOME to create graphical user interfaces.

The stack has become very polished, and we've seen adoption from third parties like Nokia, VMWare, Adobe and others, as well as providing a user-friendly development environment, the GNOME software stack is available under an open source licence that is more business-friendly than the licence for rival open source desktop environment KDE.

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