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    Corel to close their Open Source site
    Contributed by Anonymous on Saturday, February 16 @ 15:19:51 GMT

    In two weeks (March 1st) Corel's Open Source site ( will close, probably the CVS along with it.

    I remember Corel Linux as a reasonably user-friendly distro, and was wondering about those extensions to Potato that Corel made and that might get lost now... Or has everything they wrote been superceded?

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    Re: Corel to close their Open Source site (Score: 1)
    by christle ( on Saturday, February 16 @ 16:21:49 GMT
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    It was my understanding that Xandros acquired these extensions. They are preparing to release within the next couple of months so we will know for sure by then.

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    Re: Corel to close their Open Source site (Score: 1)
    by techgod on Saturday, February 16 @ 17:01:33 GMT
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    I had recently asked on the Debian user list what happened to the other Debian based Distro's features. Both Corel and Storm said they would be giving their modifications back to the community. Corels site was the only one of the two that I've seen. Does anyone know why they are closing it?

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    Re: Corel to close their Open Source site (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Sunday, February 17 @ 22:00:48 GMT

    In late 2000 Microsoft gave Corel 130 Million US$ and involved them in some .NET activities. Linux support had not been too good before that but a new management and striking the deal with MS probably saved the company from going bust, at least this was a widespread view in Corel newsgroups. WordPerfect Office for Linux with their contribution to WINE was a terrific start but it has been discontinued meanwhile and it was never stable enough for production work. Many users, including me, regrettet the lack of a badly needed Service Pack 1.

    The CorelLinux distro was based on Slink and together with a modified KDE 1 desktop won me for Linux after my newbie installs of RedHat never got me past an interesting but for me useless command line stage.

    CorelDraw for Linux had the most advanced WINE basis that made WordPerfect Office more stable as well. See

    for some details.

    A.v. Heydwolff, Vienna

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