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11 December 2009, 14:04

GNUstep 2.0 OS released

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More than one year after the release of version 1.9, the GNUstep developers have released their GNUstep LiveCD 2.0, which allows the platform-independent, object-oriented GNUstep OS to be tried without installing it. The system is available for 32 and 64-bit systems, as well as for PowerPCs and UltraSPARC. GNUstep 2.0 comes with Linux kernel version 2.6.31 and is based on the Debian distribution. The GUI is provided by the WindowMaker window manager, a design similar to that of NeXTstep.

The LiveCD offers a complete GNUStep development environment that is based on the NeXTStep OpenStep specification and centred around the Gorm IDE. As a bonus, the developers have also added games classics such as Nethack and various admin tools. They have also upgraded the multimedia applications and packages: GNUstep 2.0 offers software such as MPlayer, the Lives video editor and the Lame MP3 encoder.


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