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Can Unity create first consumer-class Linux distro?

May 03, 2011, 12:02 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Brian Proffitt)

"Linux, from the start, was never about being a consumer desktop.

"It was an UNIX-based server operating system that could run on some college kid's PC. Which later could then run a graphical environment. And sound (sort of).

"That did not stop people from trying to get it to become a consumer desktop. Caldera OpenLinux--my very first distro--was an early attempt to present ease-of-use to those users who were 'less than power.' Corel Linux was a better attempt, in that it brought WordPerfect and the rest of Corel Office to the table. "

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