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[News] GNOME 2.26 and a Look at GNOME 2.24 in Ubuntu 8.10

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First GNOME 2.26 Development Packages Arrive

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| The first development release in the GNOME 2.25 series that will go on to 
| form GNOME 2.26 early next year is expected to be released today. There's 
| still two months before any freezes go into effect for GNOME 2.26, but a few 
| changes worth mentioning can be found in the handful of packages checked in 
| for today's GNOME 2.25.1 release.     


Improvements in GNOME 2.24 and Ubuntu 8.10

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| It'll be really hard for me to keep track which feature was done by which, so 
| I'll post GNOME 2.24 and Ubuntu 8.10 as one. How is it hard? 



What's Up with the GNOME Linux Desktop?

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| Peters noted that following the release of KDE 4 there was some talk among
| GNOME developers to try and push out GNOME 3. But Peters said the decision
| was made not to try and rush out a major version release number in response
| to competition
| "We are looking at GNOME 3.0 not for the short term but for the long term,"
| Peters said. " We're looking at how the Internet has changed and how people
| interact with their computers."


Motorola and Google become GNOME sponsors

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| financial contribution of $5,000 or $10,000 depending on the size of the
| company. The current lineup of corporate members includes Canonical, Novell,
| Red Hat, IBM, HP, Intel, Imendio, ACCESS, and several others.


Stormy Peters about Marketing GNOME

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| In this interview she talks about reaching consensus on marketing-related
| decisions with a community-driven project such as GNOME, how she plans to
| position GNOME, how to attract more donators, and more.


GNOME Foundation adds industry leaders to advisory board

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| The GNOME Foundation announced today that Motorola and Google are joining the
| GNOME advisory board and sponsoring the GNOME Foundation.
| With these two new additions to its advisory board, the GNOME Foundation
| continues to strengthen its industry support and shows that the support for
| free and open source software is growing - especially in the mobile space
| with technologies like GNOME Mobile. The additional funds and resources will
| be used on programs that support GNOME's goal of universal access such as
| accessibility outreach programs, usability studies and internationalization
| efforts. GNOME is building on its strength of an accessible desktop to enable
| universal access to technology through desktops, netbooks, and mobile devices


GNOME 2.24.0 Beta 2 (2.23.91) Released!

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| Wow. While smoketesting GNOME 2.23.91 (see [1] for more details about
| smoketesting -- I'm sure we could have people helping there, just mail
| the release team or me if you're interested [2]), I found about the new
| truly awesome backgrounds that we ship.


GNOME 2.24 released, mobile development platform emerges

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| Now that GNOME 2.24 is released, the developers will begin working on GNOME
| 2.26. Preparations are also underway for the big transition to GNOME 3.0,
| which is tentatively planned for the GNOME 2.30 timeframe. Some features that
| are expected to land in GNOME 2.26 include support for configuring universal
| keyboard shortcuts, a new volume control utility that potentially leverages
| PulseAudio, and tighter PolicyKit integration.


GNOME 2.24 Release Notes

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| GNOME 2.24 is the latest version of the GNOME Desktop: a popular,
| multi-platform desktop environment for your computer. GNOME's focus is ease
| of use, stability, and first class internationalisation and accessibility
| support. GNOME is Free and Open Source Software and provides all of the
| common tools computer users expect of a modern computing environment, such as
| e-mail, groupware, web browsing, file management, multimedia and games.
| Furthermore, GNOME provides a flexible and powerful platform for software
| developers, both on the desktop and in mobile applications.


20 beautiful dark themes for Gnome and Ubuntu

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| Some weeks ago, I shown you a list of 30 themes for enhancing your Gnome
| desktop. Many readers loved the dark themes from this list, so here’s a new
| list of 20 dark and absolutely beautiful themes for your Gnome desktop.


Pimp your Ubuntu desktop in 7 easy steps!

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| This is just the tip of the iceberg; there are countless ways to mod Ubuntu -
| from Grub  bootloader themes to GDM, you'll find loads of great stuff over at
| these sites:
| -Gnome Look - Eyecandy for your Gnome Desktop
| -Gnome Art - Another great site
| -or if you're looking for that complete Mac OS X look, check out this
| tutorial.


10 Beautiful Themes for Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex

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| The upcoming release of Ubuntu 8.10 (Intrepid Ibex) is highly anticipated not
| only for the system enhancements it will likely get, but also for its new
| default theme. The visual refresh is a long time coming, so I expect the
| Ubuntu artwork team is cooking something good for all of us.
| The October release date of Ubuntu 8.10 is fast approaching, yet until now,
| we don’t know exactly what the finished product will look like. I don’t want
| to make any guesses, instead, I decided to collect 10 beautiful existing GTK
| 2.x themes that I think can be further improved or altered and be used as the
| default desktop theme for Intrepid Ibex. Enjoy!

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