Caldera OpenLinux 2.2

OpenLinux comes with a number of productivity packages including Corel's WordPerfect 8 and StarOffice v.5, along with the typical Linux utilities and applications (even games) which are all incorporated into the menuing system of the K Desktop Environment.
Conclusion

OpenLinux 2.2 is designed specifically for the business community, and although it would be quite good for productivity-minded home users, it is highly tuned for business use. Businesses should find everything they need right here, including single-party accountability for technical support. The system appears rather secure, and passwords are shadowed. Also, I noticed I could not log in as root via TELNET (which is good for security).

Ultimately, this distribution is evidence of how easy Linux can be to install, and how commercially and professionally viable it is. Home users who like to hack might prefer another distribution, but for businesses, this appears to be the solution.

Jason Kroll has been copy editing articles for Linux Journal for about three years. He is now employed here full-time as our Technical Editor/Product Reviewer. He can be reached via e-mail at hyena@ssc.com.

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Caldera Open Linux 2.2

Anonymous's picture

Caldera is still alive all be it hard to find compaitable hardware i still have this buety running fine on my amd duron 950 mhz MSI machine ir runs sweet

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