Linux on the Desktop (was Re: techwr-l digest: December 09, 1999)

Subject: Linux on the Desktop (was Re: techwr-l digest: December 09, 1999)
From: "Steven J. Owens" <puff -at- netcom -dot- com>
To: BillDB -at- intl -dot- com
Date: Mon, 13 Dec 1999 17:02:51 -0800 (PST)

Somebody wrote:
> > I hope Adobe has the brains to come out with a worthy
> > successor to Frame, that works on Linux... :-)

Bill Burns writes:
> I'm not worried about Linux becoming a major player in the standard desktop
> environment anytime soon. I'm as intrgued by it as a lot of people are, but
> setting it up is not yet quite as convenient as it needs to be for the
> average user. Ever have to set up XFree86 for an unsupported video card?
> Sure, it CAN be done, but how many home users are that wild about hand
> editing files to do it?

You might want to check out the Corel release. From what I hear,
it's the easiest version of Linux to install, ever. They're still
working on getting the network stuff right.

Steven J. Owens
puff -at- netcom -dot- com





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