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LinuxPower: Review of Corel Linux 1.0

Feb 17, 2000, 20:24 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Christian Schaller)

"Corel Linux features a fantastic looking graphical installer, but as far as I can tell there is no option for a text-mode installer. This means that is your card isn't supported, you will not be able to install Corel Linux. This isn't such a big problem for most of us since most of the popular cards are supported under the most recent Xfree86 releases, but still for those who have cards that needs special drivers, (like the Suse binary-only drivers) it is a problem...."

"Corel linux is based upon the latest stable release of Debian called Slink(which now is rather old), which means that it uses Glibc2.0 instead of Glibc2.1. It also means that is uses Debian debs packages rather than RPM packages...."

"I must also say that releasing a Glibc2.0 based distribution at this point in time is almost in itself enough to give the distribution thumbs down. It was okay at the time Debian made the release of their distribution, but it is not okay now. As above this poses a problem with many binaries available which now mostly are using glibc2.1, due to the bugs in glibc2.0."

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