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Chicago Tribune: Window To A Wireless World [Linux at Comdex]

Apr 21, 2000, 04:28 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jason Compton)

"In large part, ventures like the Linux Business Expo can succeed because Linux has attained enough mass-market interest and money."

"Aside from the expo itself, there may be no better sign of Linux's maturity as a legitimate productivity platform than the launch of WordPerfect Office 2000, which Corel will be proudly displaying. Although other vendors, including Sun Microsystems, are competing for share of the Linux office space, WordPerfect Office 2000 is unique because it brings a virtual laundry list of former Windows bestsellers to Linux: WordPerfect, Quattro Pro, and Paradox, among others."

"The desktop isn't the only point of attack for Linux developers, however. Linux is moving rapidly into the realm of embedded devices, led in part by CoolLogic of Dallas, which will be displaying its new e-Pilot 7000 Internet appliance."

"The e-Pilot, targeted at cable companies and Internet service providers, runs the company's Coollinux, a memory-frugal version of the open source operating system. The e-Pilot can display to a TV or computer monitor, and connects to the Internet via a built-in 56K modem, or over an Ethernet connection to a DSL or cable broadband modem."

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