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GNOME 1.2

GNOME 1.2 was released on 25 May 2000. It was included in Slackware Linux 7.1.

Official GNOME 1.2 press release.

Startup

Login screen

Login screen
gdm 2.0

Splash screen

Splash screen

First run

The help browser, home directory, and Gnome Hints are shown.

First run

Desktop

The desktop has a few things in common with KDE, but compared with KDE 1 it seems a lot more customizable; all panel elements can be moved around freely and several types of new panels can be added. The menu in the second screenshot below shows some of the applets that can be added to a panel.

1) Desktop with  2) Desktop with added menu panel and Add to panel menu

Main menu

Main menu

Run

The Run-dialog can be opened from the main menu. There doesn't seem to be a default key binding for it.

Run
The title bar is on the side for some reason

Lock screen

There is a lock screen (or at least there's a button for it on the default panel), but I couldn't get it to work. It appears to use xscreensaver for screensavers and lock screen, but xscreensaver-command -lock returns locking not enabled.

Help

The GNOME help system provides access to HTML help files for all GNOME programs. It also displays man-pages.

gnome-help-browser 0.4: 1) Welcome page  2) Man-page for man

About

The closest thing to an about dialog is System Information. It doesn't include a version number though.

About

Utilities

File manager

File manager
gmc 4.5.50: GNOME Midnight Commander.

Feature: Open with

It's possible to right click on a file to open it with a specific application. MIME type associations can be changed in the settings.

Open with

File search

gsearchtool 1.2.0

Terminal

Terminal
gnome-terminal 1.2.1.

Text editor

Text editor
gedit 0.5.1: A simple text editor.

Code editor

This version of gedit doesn't seem to provide much help in terms of editing code.

Web browser

At first glance GNOME doesn't come with its own web browser. Netscape runs as it did on KDE:

Netscape
Netscape Communicator 4.73.

I did, however, discover that the help browser can also be used as a web browser:

Help browser

Graphics

Image viewer

Image viewer
ee 0.3.11: Electric Eyes

Image manipulation

Since GNOME is based on GTK+ (originally the GIMP toolkit) it makes sense that it includes GIMP.

Image manipulation
GIMP 1.0.4 in all its multi-window glory

Office applications

Email

GNOME 1.2 doesn't have its own email client, but Netscape Communicator includes one.

Address book

GnomeCard is the address book. It doesn't seem to have any integration with other applications.

Address book
gnomecard 1.2.0

Calendar

gnomecal 1.2.0

Calculator

Calculator
gcalc 1.2.0

Word processor

No word processor.

Spreadsheets

Spreadsheets
gnumeric 0.54

Presentations

No presentations.

Media applications

Music player

Music player
qgmpeg 0.6.3: A front-end for various audio players. Has playlist support.

Sound recorder

Sound recorder
grecord 1.2.0: Plays/records WAV.

Video player

No video player.

CD player

CD player
gtcd 1.2.0

Settings

GNOME comes with a control panel called GNOME Control Center that provides access to all GNOME settings dialogs.

Settings
gnomecc 1.2.0: GNOME Control Center

Wallpaper

Wallpaper

Appearance

The Theme selector makes it possible to switch between a number of preinstalled GTK+ themes, but unlike in KDE 1 there is no easy way to change the colors. Similarly the window manager Sawfish also comes preinstalled with a small number of themes.

1) GTK+ theme selector  2) Window manager (Sawfish) theme selector

Theme

Other than the above there are no additional theme settings.

Screensaver

Screensaver

Display

No display settings.

Keyboard

No keyboard layout settings.

Keyboard

Mouse

Mouse

Time and date

No time and date settings.

I18n

No i18n settings.

Accessibility

No accessibility settings.

Power management

No power management settings.

File associations

No file association settings.

Network

No network settings.

Removable media

No removable media settings.

Printers

No printer settings.

Sound

Login screen

No login screen settings.

System

Users

No user management.

Task manager

Task manager
gtop 1.0.9

Dialogs

Color

Color

Font

Open

Open