> Looks like Debian. Same Packages file, .deb files, and archive layout.
> What are they adding?
marketing.Quote:> Why don't they just call it a Debian mirror?
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See the Corel web site for detail (http://linux.corel.com). Basically,Quote:> Looks like Debian. Same Packages file, .deb files, and archive layout.
> What are they adding?
Because it's more than that, and because they want to be able toQuote:> Why don't they just call it a Debian mirror?
Author of _Special Edition Using Corel WordPerfect 8 for Linux_, from Que
> Because it's more than that, and because they want to be able to
> distribute it as their own product. Sort of like Mandrake & Red Hat, or
> any of the many distributions derived from the old SLS distribution.
>> >ftp://ftp.corel.com/pub/linux/CorelLinux/dists/ \
Can you suggest where, precisely, amongst that material, theQuote:
>> Looks like Debian. Same Packages file, .deb files, and archive layout.
>> What are they adding?
>they are adding the desktop, the *buzzbuzz* all-in-one solution,
>that makes your mother love linux.
Indeed. At this point, the material that's publicly available seemsQuote:>> Why don't they just call it a Debian mirror?
I do not see:
a) Any KDE stuff
I hate wet paper bags.
The sad part is, they don't always work. Many times I have had toQuote:>I haven't tried Corel's distribution, but what distinguishes it is a new
>installation and configuration program that's easier to use than what comes
>with standard Debian. Linux is linux, but it's these "little" details that
>make all the difference in the world in ease of use, and that's what Corel
>is selling, or trying to.
A friend of mine, who started to get interested in Linux from
seeing the stuff I do with it, bought Caldera Open Linux (I told
him I had heard it was friendlier than RH). He had the same kind
of Pnp SB AWE32 (about 3 years old :-) as I do, but Caldera Open
Linux didnt recognise it nor do anything with it.
I had to go in and do the usual pnpdump stuff. (Surprisingly, Red
Hat 5.2, which is at least a year older than COL 2.3, can do it,
although it's not in the install sequence!).
An attractive Debian feature is the ability to update the setup through
the apd-update (or something like that) command. Since Corel is
supposedly based on Debian, will I be able to update a Corel
installation through the Debian site?
In other words, is the Corel distro the Debian distro plus stuff, or did
Corel modify it into something very different?
A secondary concern for me is I have computers not normally connected to
the internet. For me, updating those installations would consist of
loading in a new CD-ROM. Are there distros that will _update_ from that
CD-ROM (perhaps a Debian 'apd-update'?), instead of making me create a