Originally Published: Wednesday, 16 August 2000 Author: Matt Michie
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LinuxWorld Conference and Expo Report: Day Two

LinuxWorld Conference and Expo continued its course today, with an estimated 20,000 attendees. Users ranged from those who had never previously seen Linux, to Linus Torvalds himself.

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LinuxWorld Conference and Expo continued its course today, with an estimated 20,000 attendees. Users ranged from those who had never previously seen Linux, to Linus Torvalds himself.

Eazel, a company working with GNOME to provide a powerful yet intuitive Linux desktop, is gearing up to release a source snapshot of their current Nautilus file manager and browser. The browser is fully GNOME-compliant, and offers never-before-seen integration, including extremely impressive icon and graphical management, as well as the built-in Mozilla HTML rendering engine.

Eazel is planning to release a stable 1.0 version of Nautilus as the default file manager with the release of GNOME 1.4 in October or November. Nautilus will replace gmc, GNOME's current file manager. The beta source code for Nautilus will be available on Eazel's website, http://www.eazel.com.

Over at the Themes.org booth, Youngjin Hahn (aka artwiz) is drawing impressive caricatures of passerbys with the Gimp, using nothing but a simple mouse. You can check this out at http://www.themes.org/pics.phtml.

Last night, staff members from both Themes.org and Linux.com squared off at a local laser tag arena for a grueling match of strategy and agility. The Linux.com staff members overcame Themes.org after a tough start, but in the end we shot our way to victory. Deserving a notable mention is Linux.com's own Rob "Fuzebox" Thomas, who came in first place overall, Dean "Beret" Henrichsmeyer, and Mark "Strider" Stone, the next two high scorers from the Linux.com team.

Linux.com extends a special thanks to all the players at Themes.org for their great sportsmanship!

Rob Thomas contributed to this report.





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