CorelDraw port relies on Wine

 
 
By Jim Rapoza  |  Posted 2000-12-04 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Coreldraw graphics Suite, one of the most popular applications for image creation and photo editing, is now available on Linux systems.

Coreldraw graphics Suite, one of the most popular applications for image creation and photo editing, is now available on Linux systems. However, it isnt really a native Linux application.

Like many of the Corel productivity applications built for Linux, CorelDraw makes heavy use of the Wine emulation environment, which renders it less stable than a native Linux application. Users of Red Hat Linux systems should also expect problems with the Fonttastic font server that CorelDraw employs.

Despite these drawbacks, CorelDraw provides powerful illustration and graphics-editing capabilities beyond those found in current Linux applications. CorelDraw Graphics Suite for Linux is priced at $199.

 
 
 
 
Jim Rapoza, Chief Technology Analyst, eWEEK.For nearly fifteen years, Jim Rapoza has evaluated products and technologies in almost every technology category for eWEEK. Mr Rapoza's current technology focus is on all categories of emerging information technology though he continues to focus on core technology areas that include: content management systems, portal applications, Web publishing tools and security. Mr. Rapoza has coordinated several evaluations at enterprise organizations, including USA Today and The Prudential, to measure the capability of products and services under real-world conditions and against real-world criteria. Jim Rapoza's award-winning weekly column, Tech Directions, delves into all areas of technologies and the challenges of managing and deploying technology today.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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