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PC World: Corel Looks to Polish Linux

Mar 23, 2000, 19:16 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by David Legard)

"Corel's efforts to bring Linux into the mainstream are seeing success, but the open-source operating system is still in need of some adjustments before it is ready for everyone...."

"There have been over 2 million downloads of its WordPerfect 8 for Linux office applications suite, and over 150,000 free downloads of the Corel Linux OS, indicating broad acceptance of the open-source model, Schmidt said in a presentation at LinuxWorld 2000 here on Thursday...."

"However, there are several areas where Linux falls short of what is needed for mainstream acceptance, and that is where Corel has been focusing its development efforts, Schmidt said. These areas include ease of installation, broad hardware support, printer and font support, applications to handle existing and legacy documents, and interoperability with existing operating systems, he said."

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