Sun Microsystems Inc. recently became a member of the GNOME Foundation, a group of technology companies and open community developers that plans to promote GNOME as an open user environment across the industry. In addition, Sun announced plans to implement GNOME 2.0 as Solaris's desktop. It's anticipated that Sun's adoption of GNOME for Solaris will be beneficial to Linux developers, and will ensure quality and reliability from the GNOME Foundation.
GNOME 2.0 for Solaris will include a user-friendly environment, a free integrated office productivity suite, and new browser technology from Mozilla. It is expected to be available in mid-2001. However, Sun plans to release preliminary versions by the end of 2000, depending on the availability of GNOME technology. Sun will continue support for CDE applications in Solaris.
More information is available from Sun and the GNOME Foundation: http://www.sun.com/software/gnome http://www.gnome.org.