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Linux.com: Linux Software Looking Good?

Mar 23, 2000, 19:09 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Scott Nipp)

"Linux, as an operating system, is a continuous work in progress, as are many of the utilities that you run on it. The software that users run on Linux are what turns a stable and powerful kernel, which is technically all "Linux" is, into a robust operating system capable of a wide variety of functions. This software includes everything from the basic file manipulation commands, to graphics packages, to web servers, to games. There has been a recent flurry of activity regarding Linux software."

"One of the most exciting developments in the Linux software world right now is the release of XFree86 4.0. XFree86 is the default X server on the Linux platform. This software is the core of the graphical display capability of a Linux system, and therefore of critical importance to most users...."

"Another big development is the upcoming release of KDE 2.0. This is the next big step for what is possibly the most popular window manager available for Linux. The current KDE release schedule looks like we should see a final release sometime within the next couple months. This release will include things like Konqueror, which is a "new" web browser and more designed specifically for KDE, and KOffice, a professional quality office suite including components like a word processor, spreadsheet, and presentation program...."

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