Eazel was a software company based in Mountain View , California ( USA ). The company was founded in 1999. Some of the employees were former employees of Apple Computer, Netscape , Be Incorporated , Linuxcare and Sun Microsystems . The most famous employee was Andy Hertzfeld , one of the software developers of the Macintosh operating system.
One goal of Eazel was the Nautilus - file manager for the GNOME desktop (including Linux ) to develop. Shortly after Nautilus 1.0 was released, Eazel went bankrupt when it failed to raise more venture capital (May 2001).
The Nautilus file manager continues to exist as part of GNOME and is being developed by the open source community.
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- Consumer Linux company Eazel closes . CNET.com. Retrieved August 30, 2008.