The Solaris 9 software includes the GNOME 2.0 desktop.
This feature is new in the Solaris 9 8/03 release.
The GNOME 2.0 desktop is an advanced, intuitive desktop for the Solaris software. The GNOME 2.0 desktop provides an alternative to the Common Desktop Environment (CDE), which was provided with the Solaris environment through several releases.
The GNOME 2.0 desktop provides a familiar environment that enables users to easily interact with the applications and documents on their desktop. The GNOME 2.0 desktop includes the following features:
An advanced file manager
A comprehensive online help system
Software utilities and accessories
Panels for launching applications and managing application windows and multiple workspaces
The GNOME 2.0 desktop includes the following important components:
Nautilus is an advanced file manager that enables users to organize and locate applications and documents. Nautilus also enables users to view the contents of text and picture files directly in the file manager.
The Panel bar on the desktop contains the following:
Panel drawers (subpanels)
Panels provide a quick way to launch applications and view the system status. You can create an unlimited number of panels.
Applications support a variety of everyday tasks. Applications in the GNOME 2.0 desktop include the following:
PostScript or PDF Viewer
Applets are sets of utilities that run in a panel. Applets in the GNOME 2.0 desktop include the following:
Keyboard Layout Switcher
For further information about the GNOME 2.0 desktop, see the GNOME 2.0 Desktop Collection. Further information about this collection is provided in New and Revised Documentation in the Solaris 9 8/03 Release.