dropline GNOME 2.16.1 review

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dropline GNOME project is a version of the GNOME Desktop that has been tweaked for Slackware Linux systems. It is available in Sla

License: GPL (GNU General Public License)
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Developer: dropline GNOME Development Team
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dropline GNOME project is a version of the GNOME Desktop that has been tweaked for Slackware Linux systems.

It is available in Slackware's standard .tgz package format and requires Slackware 10.1 or higher.

dropline GNOME features the latest stable release of GNOME and its associated components.

Here are some key features of "dropline GNOME":
Internet Applications

Mozilla Firefox, the fastest full featured web browser on the planet.
Mozilla Thunderbird, the email client from the Mozilla Foundation.
Epiphany, a lightweight web browser for gnome based on firefox.
Drivel, a blogging tool with support for most blog services and software
Gaim, instant messenger supporting AIM, MSN, Yahoo, and just about everything else.
GnomeMeeting, for your videoconferencing and VoIP needs.
Xchat, a IRC client. be sure to check out freenode and #dropline

Office Software

The Gnome Office Suite, a set of lightweight office applications.
Open Office (coming soon)
Evolution, a mail program including a calender, scheduling, and much more.

Media Players

Totem, A full-featured media player with a web browser plugin.
Rhythmbox, A library based music collection player.

Graphics Viewers/Editors

Evince, an advanced PDF/PS renderer.
Gthumb, an image collection viewer
The Gimp, also known as the GNU Image Manipulation Program, your image and photo editor.
Gtkam, an app providing support for numerous digital cameras.
Inkscape, a powerful vector image (SVG) editor.


Accessibility programs including a screen magnifier, an on-screen keyboard, and the advanced Dasher input system.
The Dropline installer, keeps your dropline install up to date.
Games: All standard Gnome games like Mahjongg and AisleRiot are included.
Graveman: A CD/DVD burning application.
Seahorse, the GnuPG encryption key manager.

and many more tools that make your life easier.

dropline GNOME includes optimized X.org packages which while not required, are recomended.

Slackware 10.1 or higher


After downloading the installer, execute the following commands as root:

# installpkg dropline-installer-2.10.2-i686-1dl.tgz
# dropline-installer

Use the menus to select your installation style, and the the Installer will handle the rest. If you choose to install from your hard disk, ensure you have already downloaded all of the dropline GNOME packages and have them stored in your preferred dropline download directory--by default, this is /var/cache/dropline-installer.

Updates to dropline GNOME are made regularly and can be automatically downloaded and installed by typing the same command and selecting "Upgrade" from the menu.

What's New in This Release:
This release was updated to GNOME 2.16.1, which includes many new features, bugfixes, and improvements.

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