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-=====  About EDE project =====+=====  About the EDE project =====
-EDE (Equinox Desktop Environment) is simple and fast desktop environment ​with familiar look and feelEDE uses [[http://​www.fltk.org | FLTK]] ​toolkit for GUI presentation ​and UNIX philosophy for it's designwhere EDE splits ​each component ​in separate executable entity ​to do one job and do it good. This makes EDE very easy to alter for user needs and requirements.+''​EDE'' ​(**Equinox Desktop Environment**) is simple and fast desktop environment ​for ''​*nix-like''​ systemsIt uses the [[http://​www.fltk.org | FLTK]] GUI toolkit ​and offers a familiar look and feel. ''​EDE''​ is designed according to the ''​UNIX'' philosophywhich means it offers seperate executables for each component to "//do one job and do it good//". This makes ''​EDE'' ​very modular and also easy to alter for any user's special ​needs and requirements.
-EDE is light and fast. It uses C++ carefully ​yielding fast startup, low memory usage and great portability. ​Also, we care not only about how fast EDE runs, but how much time is needed to compile it.+''​EDE'' ​is light and fast. It uses //C++// features sparingly, ​yielding fast startup, low memory usage and great portability. ​We also care not only about how fast ''​EDE'' ​runs, but also about how much time is needed to compile it.
-These facts makes EDE a perfect ​desktop environment for older computers and embedded devices. Butyou can use it on your everyday hardware too.+These facts makes ''​EDE''​ an excellent ​desktop environment for both older computers and embedded devices. But of course ​you can use it on your everyday hardwaretoo.
 ===== Goals ===== ===== Goals =====
-EDE does not comes with ''"​provide-everything"​'' ​philosophy. ​Our goal is to provide desktop environment only, leaving ​specialized tools and applications ​outsideFor example, ​why to create yet another browser when Firefox, Seamonkey or Chromium can nicely cooperate with EDE.+''​EDE'' ​does not follow the "​provide everything"​ philosophy. ​On the contrary, our goal is to provide ​desktop environment only, leaving ​it to the user which programs to install alongside with it. When it comes to applications ​and tools for daily use, everybody has his own preferences,​ anywayThere'​s no need to waste system resources for programs which are never used at all or to have the user remove them after installation. And why, for example, create yet another browser when //Firefox////Seamonkey// or //Chromium// can nicely cooperate with ''​EDE''?​
 ===== Conformance ===== ===== Conformance =====
-Until [[http://​freedesktop.org | freedesktop.org]] initiative was started, EDE implemented many common approaches in own way. This was mostly noticeable in 1.x versions. ​From version 2.0, EDE is trying to closely follow freedesktop.org standards, making it not only cooperative ​with modern applications but with other desktop environments ​too.+Until the [[http://​freedesktop.org | freedesktop.org]] initiative was started, ​''​EDE'' ​implemented many common approaches in it'​s ​own way. This was mostly noticeable in **1.x** versions. ​Beginning with version ​**2.0**''​EDE'' ​is trying to closely follow ​''​freedesktop.org'' ​standards, making it not only compatible ​with modern applications but with other desktop environments ​as well.
 ===== License ===== ===== License =====
-EDE is licensed under GPL 2.0 license. edelib is licensed under LGPL 2.0 license. +''​EDE'' ​is licensed under //GPL 2.0// license. ​''​edelib'' ​is licensed under //LGPL 2.0// license.