Date: Mon, 3 May 1999 04:47:40 +0200 (CEST) From: Martin Konold <email@example.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: ANNOUNCE: K DESKTOP ENVIRONMENT 1.1.1 SHIPS K DESKTOP ENVIRONMENT 1.1.1 SHIPS New Release of Award-Winning Linux Desktop GUI Increases Stability and Ease -of-Use New York — May 3, 1999 — The K Desktop Environment® (KDE) Team (http://www.kde.org) today announced the shipment of KDE 1.1.1, the latest stable release of Linux's most advanced open source desktop environment. By offering an elegant, intuitive and familiar interface marked by ease-of-use comparable to the popular — but proprietary — Windows™ interfaces, KDE 1.1.1 unleashes the power, freedom and potential of Linux for the typical home or office user. In recognition of KDE's usability, KDE was recently awarded the Ziff-Davis® "Innovation of the year 1998/1999" award in the Software category. "Congratulations to the KDE team on a super job with the new release," said Dr. Michael Cowpland, president and CEO of Corel® Corporation (NASDAQ: COSFF, TSE:COS). "The KDE project is doing a terrific job of bringing Linux to the desktop which is why we're basing the GUI for our desktop Linux distribution on KDE. We look forward to the improvements in KDE 1.1.1." "KDE 1.1.1 continues KDE's leadership and widens its lead over other Linux desktop alternatives by establishing new desktop standards in stability, ease-of-use and customization," said Ransom Love, President of Caldera® Systems, Inc. "We chose KDE for OpenLinux® because it's suitable for business and mainstream use, and the Ziff-Davis innovation award underscores that choice." Virtually all Linux distributors include KDE in their distributions, making it the de facto desktop standard for Linux. KDE 1.1.1 builds on the well-received release of KDE 1.1. providing its users with increased stability and ease-of-use .It incorporates many user suggestions and provides a number of enhancements, including: * improved integration between korganizer, a sophisticated calendaring and scheduling program, and kpilot, a Palm-pilot synchronization tool; * improved Internet connectivity; and * increased stability and additional features in a range of desktop components. KDE 1.1.1 is available for free download from numerous mirrors (see http://www.kde.org/mirrors.html) and also from KDE's primary ftp server (ftp://ftp.kde.org/pub/kde/stable/1.1.1/distribution/). It will also be available in most future Linux and *BSD distributions. User support for KDE is provided by Linux vendors who include KDE in their distributions. Users may also receive free support from an international group of KDE aficionados by subscribing to the KDE mailing lists. Please visit http://www.kde.org/contact.html for more information. ABOUT KDE KDE is a collaborative project by hundreds of developers worldwide to create a sophisticated, customizable and stable desktop environment employing a network-transparent, intuitive user interface. In addition, many KDE users assisted in the preparation of the 1.1.1 release by providing constructive feedback, suggestions and software patches. KDE is working proof of the power of the open source software development model. For more information about KDE, please visit http://www.kde.org/whatiskde/.