Gnome 2.22 Released

Gnomethe Gnome Foundation has announced the latest version of the Gnome Desktop. Gnome 2.22, which was released yesterday – March 12, 2008, introduces major enhancements in addition to numerous bug fixes, to the Gnome Desktop.

The Gnome Desktop is a free and Open Source graphical desktop environment for UNIX and UNIX-like operating systems, including Linux and BSD distributions (distros). Current uses of Gnome Desktop may upgrade to the latest version using their distros package manager.

Here’s the text of the release announcement:

GNOME 2.22 has been released, bringing a whole ream of new apps, features and improvements to GNOME users.

Among the most significant additions in this release are the addition of a photo and video taking application that integrates with your webcam called Cheese, a new VNC viewer called Vinagre and the addition of an advanced and integrated IDE, Anjuta.

Notable improvements are the improved support for DVD playback, subtitles and VLC support in the Totem video player, an improved international clock applet, Google calendar integration in Evolution, improved accessibility for web apps and a whole new library to support networked file-systems.

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To experience the latest enhancements to Gnome Desktop without upgrading your distro, you may download the LiveCD. Details of some of the improvements in the latest release is available here.

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