Wednesday, July 7, 2010


The GNUStep project (, which began before both the KDE and GNOME projects, is creating an open-source implementation of the OPENSTEP API and desktop environment. The result is a very clean and fast user interface. The default look of WindowMaker, the GNUStep window manager, is somewhat dated, but it supports themes so you can customize its appearance. The user interface is widely regarded as one of the most intuitive found on a UNIX platform. Because GNUStep has less overhead than GNOME and KDE, it runs better on older hardware. If you are running Linux on hardware that struggles with GNOME and KDE or if you would prefer a user interface that does not attempt to mimic Windows, try GNUStep. WindowMaker is provided in the WindowMaker package.

Source of Information : Prentice Hall A Practical Guide to Fedora and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5th Edition

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