On the Borland website, you can now download Kylix Open Edition for free...

Kylix Open Edition is specifically designed for Open Source development and for building applications that are distributed under the GPL (General Public License). In exchange for your free access to these products we will be contacting you in the future to ask a few questions about your experience with the product.

All you have to do is register, answer a brief survey and then download the software.

http://www.borland.com/kylix/openedition/

Woohoo, news ruthlessly ripped from http://turbo.gamedev.net

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intheConnect With a Mentor Commented:
downloading as i type ;-)
mines going on my mandrake 8 ,if anyone's done that already let us know how the installation went,and if you needed any patches .
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raidosAuthor Commented:
Mine will run on Debian 2.2 r3, I don't see any problems with that, I've heard that the Kylix Enterprise version runs well on it atleast.

I will also most likely run it remotely (on my firewall), with a terminal to X. so no matter in what environment my machine is currently in i will alwys be able to hack kylix. =)
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GwenaCommented:
Yippeee!.. I have the Mandrake 8 disks and will install it on an old machine and then put Kylix on it... if anyone has any advice on Kylix with Mandrake 8 please post it here :-)
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GwenaCommented:
Hey!

  I just read on SlashDot that this version of Kylix throws up a NAG screen when your applications run saying that The Program Has Been Created Using Kylix Open Edition....?  Does anyone know if this is true?? It's a real bummer if it's true..I despise nags of any kind :-(
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GwenaCommented:
I was just on Borlands newsserver in the Kylix.non-technical group and they are getting raked over the coals about the nag screen... so far nobody from Borland has come in and said that there is no nag screen so I guess it's true :-(  This is a BIG mistake... the Linux community will call this thing ADWARE and many will say it's contrary to the open source ethic... I think I will put off downloading such a big file until Borland patches this 'feature' out of Open Kylix.... I could understand a request to mention the fact that kylix was used to build an open source app...but let people put it in the same place they put their own copyright notice.... not in a nag screen :-(
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intheCommented:
il be installing friday so i let you know if it has the nag or not.i certainly hope not.
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GwenaCommented:
Hi inthe... :-)
  Reactions on the kylix groups seems to confirm the nag :-(  I sure hope that Borland gets rid of it soon... I just am astonished that they could be so stupid as to try and foist this on the open source crowd..... these people have a very low threshold for this sort of nonsense and will roast Borland mercilessly. I forsee images of Tux wearing a sandwich board saying something like "Buy Kylix Now!" while waving a banner that says "We Love Free Software" :-)

I was so looking forward to using Kylix.....Borland had no obligation to give even a cut down version of Kylix away for free but golly...what's going on over there...first the 99$ version of D6 can't be used for commercial stuff like all the other standard versions were and now expecting people to distribute ad-ware GPL Linux apps???

Hopefully Borland will disable this nag as quickly as they disabled the 999$ price tag on Kylix dev edition :-)

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raidosAuthor Commented:
Very Nice =)

Your comments have been assimilated.

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intheCommented:
"assimilated"
heh sounds like a old email address i had .. :-)
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