August 28, 2005
One of the amazing things about open source projects is that you can never count them out, even if they take a long hiatus from the front page of technology news. For years, Gnome and KDE have been battling it out for reign on the desktop, consequently pushing each other to introduce stunning new looks and features. However, all the while, Rasterman and his faithful have been working on a next generation desktop, dubbed Enlightenment DR 17, or E17 for short. There is an excellent review over at linux-blog.org which does a thorough job of introducing E17. Although I have yet to install and try out this new interactive desktop, I am extremely impressed by the goals and ambitions of the project, and I am just about stunned by the movie clips I have watched demonstrating the user experience.