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PC Plus: Corel Linux: the first glimpse

Sep 16, 1999, 21:02 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matt Kynaston)

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"With Linux distributions as thick on the ground as penguins on an iceberg, you'd be forgiven for shrugging off the latest entry: But what we saw impressed us."

"Known for their low-cost graphics flagship, CorelDRAW, and their WordPerfect office suite, Corel has shown a commitment to Linux since the release of WordPerfect 8 for Linux for free download almost a year ago. Now they've vowed to bring Linux out of the computer room and on to the desktop."

"Corel have added a new graphic installer to Debian which can get you up and running with just four clicks of the mouse, detecting plug-and-play hardware and relieving the user of the need to fiddle with arcane monitor settings. While we didn't actually see the installer let loose on a real hard drive, it looks smart and, er. Windows-ish."

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