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CNET: Corel gets help to make Linux easier

Apr 21, 1999, 16:49 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Shankland)

"Corel announced strategic alliances today with Linux distributor Debian and graphical interface producer KDE as part of its plan to make its upcoming version of Linux easier to use."

"... Corel picked the two technologies as part of its effort to make a consumer-friendly version of Linux that can run on ultracheap computers."

"Debian is a noncommercial Linux distributor, and Debian project leader Wichert Akkerman said ... he was happy to see Corel partnering with noncommercial, open source organizations."

"KDE produces a graphical user interface that sits atop Linux. While the technology is based on software libraries that have proprietary licensing terms ... the producer of those libraries, Troll Tech, has said the next version won't have those restrictions."

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