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LinuxWorld: Corel Linux 1.0 test-drive...a mixed bag of useful features, hope, and headaches

Nov 24, 1999, 01:41 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Nicholas Petreley)

"With a painless install, flaws fixed since the beta version, and a good GUI, Corel's Linux distribution has much to offer. But beware: it also can slow to a crawl and annoy geeks with it's Windows-like, made-for-the-average-user design."

"Last week during Comdex, Corel launched its very own distribution of Linux. I managed to download a copy of the CD-ROM image, burn my own CD using that file, and in no time at all had Corel Linux 1.0 installed and running."

"We will revisit Corel Linux in more detail when Corel sends us a full copy of the product for review. In the meantime, the freely available version made quite an impression on me. Corel addressed all of the complaints I had about the early beta. This alone is cause for praise, because it demonstrates at least one of two encouraging facts: either Corel reads publications like LinuxWorld and cares about what we have to say, or Corel had the right idea all along. Hopefully, there is some truth to both."

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