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E-Commerce Times: Corel, EBIZ Roll Out Linux-Based PC, Spark Controversy

Sep 29, 1999, 17:21 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matthew W. Beale)

"The Corel-enhanced systems will be available through TheLinuxStore.com, an e-commerce site maintained by EBIZ. Earlier this month, TheLinuxStore began offering the Element-L Ion system, a low-cost PC that ships with an Intel Celeron 333 MHz processor and a price tag of approximately $400 (US$)..."

"As is often the case with Linux-related news items, TheLinuxStore's partnership with Corel has attracted criticism. One participant in an online Linux posting group commented, "Does anybody else find it ironic that a company called The Linux Store runs their shop on a Windows NT setup?"

"Corel experienced some light public flogging of its own recently when it began beta-testing its distribution of the Linux OS, simply called Corel LINUX. Open-source guru Eric Raymond, among others, accused Corel of violating the GNU Public License (GPL) and of stealing open-source code."

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