Corel opperhoofd Michael Cowpland heeft op de Comdex een presentatie gegeven over de plannen van Corel met het Linux platform. Hier de info van GA-Source:
Corel plans to build on its installed user base of 35 million users of its WordPerfect word processor and 15 million users of the desktop-publishing application Corel Draw to build a base for its Linux offerings. Early next year the company will release a Linux version of the word-processing application. Next year Corel also plans to release Linux-based versions of QuattroPro spreadsheet application, Paradox database software, and its Presentations application. In the second or third quarter, the company will release CorelDraw on Linux.
Corel's strategy for getting its Linux OS into the market is threefold. It will work with PC makers to pre-install Linux on PCs. It has already inked deals with Compaq Computer and Toshiba, Cowpland said. Cowpland also stressed Corel's strength in development. Almost 10 percent of its 700 developers are working on Linux applications. That's half the number of its Linux competitor, Red Hat Software Inc., Cowpland said. In addition to those developers, Corel has a localization team based in Dublin, Ireland, working on 25 language versions of Linux. "We will distribute it in multiple languages very soon."