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Ext2: Reviews: Corel Linux 1.0 (From ISO)

Nov 18, 1999, 21:27 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Rob Kennedy)

[ Thanks to Rob Kennedy for this link. ]

"So Corel has entered into the distribution game. What were your ideas of how it would be? Mine differed greatly from what I came across. I had known that they were going to base it on Debian, but had no idea they would add so much of their own! Let's continue on, and I'll give you my thoughts of the install, and the system that they hope to 'cash in' with for the client-side Linux users (according to crn news at least)...."

"I slipped the newly burned cdrom into the drive as it booted up, and sure enough, next thing i see is the Corel splash screen (and quite fancy at that). Now one thing I was thinking is that with this being a laptop.. the fancy GUI install wouldn't work so good. The best resolution I can get is 800x600 at 16bpp. It looked like it really wanted something like 1024x768 since most of the 'windows' were in the lower right hand corner, but they stayed on screen throughout the whole install...."

"Corel has brought something great into the Linux world. If you are still trying to grab this ISO image, keep trying. It's something that you need to experience right about now. Keep thinking "Corel.. new company as far as Linux distributions... first try... wow" to yourself. While I now have mandrake 6.1 back on my laptop, Corel looks like a very promising distribution. I can't wait to see the next version, let alone 'Office 2000' that they are beta testing soon (or now maybe)."

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