"Corel has never seemed to grasp where the Linux market was, is,
or is going. When the company first came out with a distribution,
it concentrated on a desktop play and ignored Linux's strengths in
the server and Internet space."
"One could argue that Corel was simply capitalizing on its
traditional desktop strengths and that it was thinking of the long
term. But the rest of the Linux world has caught up and passed
Corel's desktop "innovations." The file browser that Corel spun off
the stock KDE version may have been novel when it was released, but
it has since been surpassed by the Konqueror package that's now a
standard part of KDE Release 2. The coming Eazel Nautilus tool will
offer similar levels of sophistication for GNOME users."
"In retrospect, Corel's strategy was not ahead of its time. The
company merely took an open source project -- the KDE file manager
-- in a new direction in order to include something unique, if not
proprietary, in the initial Corel Linux release. But the company is
paying a price for that move today: Corel is out of touch with the
community development that is now bypassing its own efforts. The
KDE and GNOME bazaars have overwhelmed the Corel cathedral."
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