One of the earliest posts on the original Tux Radar. Originally written in issue #1, May 2000, and published online nearly nine years later. Brought to you by the Wayback Machine.
One of the most significant obstacles for newcomers installing Linux is the partitioning process. If your whole hard disk is devoted to Windows, making enough space for Linux is a complicated and daunting task. Distribution engineers have devised various methods for dealing with this, ranging from automatic partitioning software to placing the whole installation inside a directory on the Windows drive.
This is still not fixed.
When Corel announced that they would move into the Linux distribution market, the news was greeted with both hope and apprehension by the community. While it was clear that they could help to improve Linux's position on the desktop, many thought they were in danger of dumbing-down the OS. The software company, responsible for WordPerfect and CorelDRAW, have based their package on the respected Debian distribution, and aimed it at new users who have switched from Windows.
Corel's dalliance with Linux did not last long. But recently malware guru Tavis Ormandy released a version of Wordperfect 7 for Linux. Read about it on The Register or get the code at GitHub. He's also ported the DOS version of Lotus 1-2-3
dem screengrabs tho...