"Caldera Caldera OpenLinux (originally Caldera Network Desktop)
was launched in 1994 by former Novell employees after the company
decided to jettison their Corsair desktop project. Version 1.0 was
released the following year. By the late 1990s Caldera was
considered one of the premier Linux distributions. The following is
from an obituary for the distro Ladislav wrote for LWN.net in 2003:
"Four years ago, Caldera produced one of the best Linux
distributions of all times, gained a respectable market share and
established vast international presence. [...] Caldera OpenLinux
2.3 [released] in August 1999 [...] made a substantial impact on
the Linux market by introducing Lizard. Caldera's Lizard was the
first graphical installer ever deployed by a Linux distribution.
The OpenLinux 2.3 and especially OpenLinux eDesktop 2.4 releases
were well received by Linux fans."
"Caldera OpenLinux also included COAS, one of the first and, at
the time, undoubtedly the best integrated graphical configuration
and administration tool. OpenLinux also had a polished KDE desktop
at a time when many popular distributions still had a lot of rough
edges. The WikiPedia article on the distro makes clear how
important Caldera OpenLinux was to the development of the current
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