Sun's announcement yesterday that its 9 8/03 Solaris update would incorporate the Gnome 2.0 Desktop as an alternative to they company's "less than zero" UI, CDE, does more than make Solaris a kinder and gentler OS. It ratifies Gnome, now that the software has at last passed muster with Sun's developers, winning a slot alongside CDE. (Before, it was available only on a supplementary CD.) And it ensures the UI's long term success by adding another prominent backer to an already impressive list, which includes HP, Red Hat and IBM. Way to go Gnome!