Corel and the K Desktop Environment (KDE) project have announced a deal aimed at making Linux desktop computing easier and more user friendly.
The alliance between the two organisations bundles the graphical user interface (GUI) from KDE, an international consortium, with desktop versions of the Netwinder Linux based thin client and thin server computers.
The interface looks very much like that used on the desktop with most Unix systems.
Corel said it intends to work with KDE in the future to bring further new skills and technology to Linux.
Uwe Thiem, the African representative of the KDE team, commented: ?Through the collaboration of KDE and Corle, networking with the Netwinder will now be as easy as toasting your bread in the morning. This collaboration and the port to the Netwinder gives us an opportunity to deliver our free desktop to even more users.?
KDE is an international non commercial association of open source programmers based on the Internet working on development of the graphical desktop environment for the Unix and Linux platforms.
Netwinder thin clients are due to ship at the beginning of next year.
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