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Toronto Star: Software Warfare

Apr 12, 2004, 20:30 (6 Talkback[s])


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"When Corel Corp. of Ottawa shipped its first and only Linux operating system back in 1999, it was in the unusual position of having an award-winning PC product that attracted more praise than purchase orders.

"Observers liked the idea of challenging Microsoft Corp. and the overwhelming dominance of its Windows desktop system, but many dismissed Corel's move as well-intentioned lunacy. The dominance of Windows left Linux challengers reluctant to enter the ring, let alone take a jab at the Redmond titan.

"No surprise, Corel threw in the towel in 2001 and sold off its Linux operations..."

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