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As expected, GNOME 2.24 has been released this afternoon. The GNOME 2.24.0 desktop environment incorporates the Empathy Instant Messenger application, the Ekiga 3.0 VoIP client, improved file browsing in Nautilus, Deskbar enhancements, RandR 1.2 control support, and numerous other improvements. The complete run-down of changes for GNOME 2.24 can be read in the 2.24 release notes. Additionally, we previously covered some of the interesting improvements in GNOME 2.24.