James Hills, de Linux gaming editor van Gamer's Alliance, heeft een verslag van de Comdex gepost met info over de waren die o.a. Caldera en Corel daar op Linux gebied ten toon stellen. Corel blijkt voor beginnende Linux gebruikers een aantal interessante features aan hun distributie toegevoegd te hebben:
Some features that are extraordinary are the fact that they have placed a splash screen over the initial boot screen similar to the way Windows does. However, it in fact is even BETTER than Windows in that it doesn't just sit there looking pretty, it actually tells the user what is happening in simple terms. Second, they have made significant improvements to the KDE interface and added the ability to share and browse shared folders across a network just like windows does. It supports both NFS and Samba / network neighborhood shares and it doesn't need the user to sit there with a text editor open. Instead, they have a full GUI for it that is every bit as easy to use as Windows. Also of note is the fact that from within KDE the user can change the resolution and color depth of the desktop, again without having to use the archaic utilities found on most other Linux distributions. Again, it had a GUI to change these settings that was almost identical to Windows. So far you are probably seeing a trend here…. " even BETTER than", "just like", "every bit as easy as", "almost identical" to Windows.
This is really what Corel Linux looks as though, it may be the Windows 95 of the Linux world. How it actually performs and works in a real world situation such as the desktop of a Linux Editor / hardcore gamer / student extraordinaire will have to be seen. I am truly looking forward to receiving the review copy and I hope that it is every bit as good as it looks currently.