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CNET News.com: Corel boosts Linux plans

Dec 18, 1999, 00:34 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Shankland)

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"Corel has bolstered its Linux-for-everyone strategy by collaborating with three firms to improve video, font and audio features of the operating system...."

"But one factor dampening more widespread adoption of Linux by unsophisticated computer users is the sometimes incomplete support for hardware. For example, some video cards work under Linux, but the operating system isn't able to take advantage of all the features such as accelerated drawing of three-dimensional graphics."

"Corel hopes to address this weakness with deals with S3, Creative Labs and Bitstream. With help from those three, Corel will support various hardware and software technologies in its Linux products. In exchange, the outside companies will help do the necessary programming to make it work."

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