Linux desktop turns 10; world yawns
Nov 12, 2009, 16:03 (12 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)
[ Thanks to Steven J.
Vaughan-Nichols for this link. ]
"Corel was then a Windows software company, but its
founder, Michael Cowpland, wanted to do bigger, better things.
Corel had already had some success in 1998 with its Linux-powered
NetWinder small office/home office server appliance and its
WordPerfect word processor on Linux.
"Corel Linux was built on top of the Debian 2.2.12 Linux kernel
and used the KDE 1.1.2 desktop environment. Besides WordPerfect and
the usual Linux applications (such as Emacs for text editing and
programming), it also included alpha versions of the company's
Quattro Pro spreadsheet and CorelDraw graphics programs for
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