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Ximian was a company that provided open source desktop applications for Linux and Unix based on the GNOME platform. Ximian (previously called Helix Code, and before that International Gnome Support, although this name was apparently only used during the planning stage) was founded by Miguel de Icaza and Nat Friedman in October 1999, and was bought by Novell on August 4, 2003. Novell intends to continue and extend development of all Ximian's current projects using the Ximian name, whilst adding support for its own GroupWise and ZENworks software. Open source refers to projects that are open to the public and which draw on other projects that are freely available to the general public. ... Linux (also known as GNU/Linux) is a computer operating system. ... Wikibooks has more about this subject: Guide to Unix Unix or UNIX is a computer operating system originally developed in the 1960s and 1970s by a group of AT&T Bell Labs employees including Ken Thompson, Dennis Ritchie, and Douglas McIlroy. ... A gnome hiding behind a toadstool. ... Miguel de Icaza Miguel de Icaza (born c. ... Nat Friedman Nathaniel Dourif Friedman (born August 6, 1977), known as Nat, is a programmer who co-founded Ximian along with Miguel de Icaza in 1999, a company that was later bought by Novell in 2003. ... Look up October in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... Novell, Inc. ... August 4 is the 216th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (217th in leap years), with 149 days remaining. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... GroupWise is a collaboration software product from Novell, Inc. ... ZENworks is a software product suite developed and maintained by Novell, with the purpose of managing the entire lifecycle of servers, desktop PCs (both Windows-based and Linux-based), laptops, and handheld devices (such as PDAs). ...


Ximian both developed new products and "polished" existing open source projects to provide more consistent operation. These projects are packaged into its Ximian Desktop product — a range of integrated open source applications intended to provide all the tools a typical business user might require. So-called "Ximianized" versions of GNOME, OpenOffice.org, and Gaim exist, along with the following completely new applications: Ximian Desktop is the desktop operating system and office-productivity environment from Novell, that enables businesses to use Linux and open source for their use. ... A gnome hiding behind a toadstool. ... OpenOffice. ... Buddylist of Gaim 1. ...

Ximian was a founding member of the Desktop Linux Consortium and drives the development of Mono, a free software Microsoft .NET implementation. Evolution or Novell Evolution (formerly Ximian Evolution, prior to Novells 2003 acquisition of Ximian) is the official personal information manager and workgroup information management tool for GNOME. It combines e-mail, calendar, address book, and task list management functions. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Red Carpet is a software management tool for Linux that was developed as part of the Ximian desktop. ... The Desktop Linux Consortium (DLC) is a non-profit organization which aims at enhancing and promoting the use of the Linux operating system on the desktop. ... Mono is a project led by Novell, Inc. ... This article is about Free Software as defined by the sociopolitical Free Software movement; for information on software distributed without charge, see freeware. ... The Microsoft . ...


In addition to Ximian's founders, Novell now employs many open source luminaries, including Dave Camp, Robert Love, Federico Mena, and Joe Shaw. Novell, Inc. ... David Camp is an open source software developer employed by Novell to work on the GNOME desktop environment. ... Robert Love with a piñata Robert Matthew Love (born September 25, 1981) is an author, speaker, and open source hacker. ... Federico Mena Quintero is a Mexican computer programmer. ... Thomas Joseph Joe Shaw (born May 5, 1980) is an open source hacker and early employee of Ximian, which was bought by Novell in August, 2003. ...


External links

  • Ximian's page at Novell
  • Ximian Forum - use this large unofficial forum to browse or search the Ximian projects' discussions. This forum is hosted by Nabble which archives Ximian projects' mailing lists into a centralized forum. You can post questions, search for answers, or browse and survey what the community is talking about. You can also drill into the child project forums such as Mono, Gaim, Evolution.

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Ximian - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (291 words)
Ximian was a company that provided open source desktop applications for Linux and Unix based on the GNOME platform.
Ximian (previously called Helix Code, and before that International Gnome Support, although this name was apparently only used during the planning stage) was founded by Miguel de Icaza and Nat Friedman in October 1999, and was bought by Novell on August 4, 2003.
Ximian was a founding member of the Desktop Linux Consortium and drives the development of Mono, a free software Microsoft.NET implementation.
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