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Washington Post: Hands On [Corel Linux]

Aug 24, 2000, 08:54 (9 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Cheek)

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"Until last week, we'd yet to see a desktop version of the Linux operating system that didn't require a savvy technician or programmer on staff to help set things up."

"Corel Linux OS Second Edition, however, installed with ease--something that the Linux distributions from Red Hat Inc. of Durham, N.C., and others have failed to do in our tests."

"After I inserted the CD-ROM and booted, an installation wizard proceeded step by step through the setup procedures, such as formatting the hard drive and creating a partition. I didn't have to hunt down a lot of technical information, as I did for Red Hat Linux. I didn't need to decipher nearly incomprehensible instructions or answer complicated questions. I just installed Corel Linux. The simplicity of the automated installation wizard reminded me of my recent happy experience with BeOS, from Menlo Park, Calif.-based Be Inc."

"Within 20 minutes, I was up and running. Even Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition took longer to set up."

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