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Old 06-05-2014, 03:36 PM   #1
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Source Code of Corel Linux ?


Hello,

I am a big fan of Corel Linux ; it runs on my testing experimental old museum computer installations.

I would like to compile and work on some applications of this old Corel Linux.

Would you know if one day will be the source code made available ?

It could be great - For fun and research, history, purposes.

If you hear anything, please let me know.

Thank you!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corel_Linux
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Old 06-05-2014, 03:44 PM   #2
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Microsoft bought off Corel ages ago.

I imagine corel linux will never be released into public domain,.. those old companies like Corel and MS will die clutching their programs tightly to their chests.

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Old 06-11-2014, 04:17 AM   #3
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Corel's sources probably vanished ages ago if they ever were public at any point. It's of little consequence as it was basically a Linux distribution install with what amounts to CrossOver Office (Wine with some optimizations and extensions) as well as a custom file manager similar to Thunar and Nautilus with a theme made to resemble Windows Explorer, and their office software which is more or less duplicated by LibreOffice any more, and some other software.

With some creativity, you could duplicate a working Corel-like Linux distribution based on free tools.
 
Old 07-01-2014, 02:35 PM   #4
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Xandros

Corel sold to Xandros, who eventually left the Linux business to work on compatibility apps for Microsoft Windows. Xandros was a great distribution and yes, it was a shame to see it go.

Roberto J. Dohnert
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Old 07-01-2014, 04:58 PM   #5
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you could use
" Plan 9 from Bell Labs"
 
Old 07-09-2014, 11:43 AM   #6
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you could use
" Plan 9 from Bell Labs"
Hi John,

Is Plan 9 similar to Corel?

I remember that Dennis liked it very much.

Pat
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Old 07-09-2014, 11:52 AM   #7
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Looks like Plan 9 should be run off of a real to real tape. Its hard to believe that it is in active development. Oh, I'm sure that underneath is an amazing OS with ground-breaking code and ingenuity,.. but it looks like a terminal from the 70's.
 
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Looks like Plan 9 should be run off of a real to real tape. Its hard to believe that it is in active development. Oh, I'm sure that underneath is an amazing OS with ground-breaking code and ingenuity,.. but it looks like a terminal from the 70's.

It reminds me dwm
 
  


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