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GCN: $50 OpenLinux 2.2 puts on a friendly face for its users

Jul 07, 1999, 16:02 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jason Byrne)

Thanks to Bob Grabau for this link.

"The Linux build-your-own approach is a boon to those who have the time and knowledge to invest in OS modifications. Mainstream users tend to feel cast adrift.

"Caldera's OpenLinux 2.2 does an excellent job of bridging the gap. The underlying OS is pure Linux, but Caldera pays plenty of attention to the user experience."

"There were several glitches, however. While using the Netscape browser, I had trouble accessing pages that required plug-ins unavailable for Linux and even with simple JavaScript buttons.

"Linux in its current version is not ready for desktop PC prime time."

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