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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

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Gnome 2.26 is here - What's new?

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GNOME 2.26 is the latest version of the GNOME Desktop. It has many improvements, bug fixes and new features over last 2.24 version. What’s new in 2.26 release?

  • New Disc Burning – Brasero is now integrated in Gnome project and it delivers new features that were not supported by the CD burner, such as audio CD burning with audio track preview, track splitting, and volume normalisation; full multisession support; integrity checks; a cover editor; and support for multiple burning backends.
  • Simple personal file sharing over WebDAV, HTTP and Bluetooth.
  • Evolution support Migration from Windows - users who are migrating to GNOME from Windows can import Outlook personal settings and folder, and also Evolution now supports Microsoft Exchange's MAPI protocol
  • Media Player Improvements – play content from UPnP or DLNA protocols, automatic subtitles download etc. In every new version there is Media Player improvement, but it needs more to be done.
  • Volume Control Integrated with PulseAudio
  • Support for multiple monitors and projectors - The Display Settings tool has a better view of connected monitors and easier settings configuration.
  • Improvements in Empathy instant messenger, Epiphany web browser, integrated Fingerprint Reader for fingerprint authentication,
  • Other improvements and tweaks like: password entry widgets warnings if Caps Lock key is enabled; New visual effects and many more.
Read full announcement and download here.

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