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AboutLinux.com: Corel Linux Deluxe: A First Look [Review]

Mar 14, 2000, 15:14 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by William Henning)


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"Corel is quite confident in its installation process... Their confidence is not entirely misplaced, if you choose the standard installation path Corel Linux is very easy to install (but you may have some problems with hardware detection / configuration - I did.) ... The problem with the manual is that it does not (at all) cover installing Ethernet adapters or other hardware when auto-detection fails; I guess they counted on auto-detection - but when that fails a new user would be up the creek. A chapter on modconf would have been welcome."

"Corel has built a really nice desktop Linux distribution; the inclusion of the full WordPerfect package, many fonts and BRU ad significant value to the package. ... People looking to set up a server may be better served with a recent Mandrake, RedHat or SuSE distribution for now - however the User Guide made a couple of references to the Corel LINUX Server Administrator Guide - sounds like they may be thinking of building a server distribution!"

"I would not hesitate to recommend Corel Linux Deluxe for people who are trying to migrate to a Linux desktop from Windows. As long as you can follow the documentation and have supported hardware you should not have any problems installing Corel Linux."

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