Corel heeft aangekondigd dat het een alliantie heeft gevorm met KDE en Debian die als doel heeft om de ontwikkeling van Corel's gebruiksvriendelijke Linux distributie te bevorderen. Hier heb je een plak info uit de press release op Corel.com:
Corel Corporation (NASDAQ: COSFF, TSE: COS) today announced an alliance with two major Open Source developer communities to advance the development of its proposed Linux® distribution; a user-friendly Linux installation and graphical user interface (GUI) for the desktop PC.
Corel and the K Desktop Environment (KDE) Project will be working together to enhance the KDE GUI for inclusion in the upcoming Corel version of Linux, aimed for the desktop user.
“Corel has chosen to work with KDE as our preferred desktop interface because we believe its development is further ahead than other offerings at this time,” said Derek Burney, Corel’s executive vice president of engineering. “KDE can easily be configured to offer a strong Windows-like look and feel, which we see as being very important to our strategy of making all aspects of work in a Linux environment compatible with present-day Windows offerings.
“Corel will also be releasing all its improvements and development on open source software to the Open Source community,” said Mr. Burney. “The developers in that community are the strength of Linux, and with our recent work and contributions to the WINE project, Corel strongly supports their efforts.