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Toronto Star: Corel Corp. aims to put `Linux' on your desktop

Sep 24, 1999, 15:11 (9 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Robert Wright)

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"One of the kicks against Linux, including versions from Red Hat and Caldera, is that it is extremely difficult to install. Linux is a variant of Unix, a command-line operating system that only geeks and systems administrators seem to understand. Linux isn't much easier."

"But, when it launches its flavour of Linux at fall Comdex, Corel promises it will install in under five minutes. The install routine asks four simple questions, and based on your answers, installs only what you need. Compare that to Windows' 45-60 minute install, which requires numerous restarts - and your supervision."

"Another assumption Corel made is that home users would be much more comfortable with a graphical user interface than a cryptic command line one. They are right."

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