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Corel shutting down open-source site

Corel has announced it is officially shutting down its open-source software development site as of March 1. Canada-based Corel informed developers of the move in a brief note on the site, located at opensource.corel.com: "Please note: this site will no longer be available as of March 1st, 2002." Corel was not immediately available for comment. The software firm developed its own consumer-oriented distribution of Linux, based on Debian's Linux distribution, but most significant was the release of Linux versions of its popular WordPerfect word processor and Corel Draw graphics application. Corel also contributed to open-source projects such as Wine, a Windows emulator for Linux, and printing software. --Matthew Broersma, ZDNet UK

February 19, 2002 by

Corel closes the curtain on open source

With the winding down of its open-source development site, Corel is finally making its departure from the world of Linux and 'free' software. But its work to create a Windows alternative lives on in other forms

February 18, 2002 by

Start-up shows off Linux for desktop

Xandros, the software start-up that bought from Corel a version of Linux designed for mainstream computer users, said Thursday that is releasing its first beta, or test version, of the open-source operating system. Version 1.0 is expected in May, the company said at the LinuxWorld Conference and Expo in New York. Xandros will select 200 beta testers to try out the product, which is based on the Debian version of Linux and includes the KDE graphical user interface. --Stephen Shankland, Special to ZDNet News

February 1, 2002 by

Corel Linux for sale?

Signs increasingly are pointing toward a Linux distribution sell-off by the beleaguered Canadian software vendor. Full story.

November 19, 2000 by

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