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WordPerfect 8 now officially available for download

Dec 17, 1998, 11:32 (2 Talkback[s])
  • Go to http://www.download.com.
  • Search for "WordPerfect"
  • The fifth result is titled "WordPerfect for Linux Personal Edition 8.0". Click on it.

From there, you can click on "Click here to download" and you'll be on your way to using Word Perfect 8 on your Linux worstation!

Official press release from Corel follows:

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For Immediate Release

Corel® WordPerfect® 8 for Linux® Download Now Available!
Shrinkwrapped Personal Edition and Server Edition for Linux® and UNIX® coming soon

Ottawa, Canada* December 17, 1998* Corel Corporation today announced the immediate availability of the multilingual download version of Corel® WordPerfect® 8 for Linux®. The Corel® WordPerfect® 8 for Linux Personal Edition and the Corel® WordPerfect® 8 for Linux and UNIX® Server Edition are scheduled to be available shortly.

Each version includes the option to install the interface and writing tools in either English, French, Italian, German, Spanish and Dutch.

*To have Corel, one of the world's leading software companies, recognize the value the Linux operating system to their users is simply more recognition that this OS has arrived,* said Robert Young, chief executive officer of Red Hat Software. *Corel WordPerfect 8 is the premier word processing technology used by approximately 22 million users worldwide.

*We are very excited about the release of Corel WordPerfect 8 for Linux and applaud Corel for its innovative support of this technology,* said Young.

No Charge Download

From today until December 22, 1998, the no charge Corel WordPerfect 8 for Linux Personal Edition download is available exclusively from CNET [www.download.com]. Users can also access the CNET site via [http://linux.corel.com]. After Dec. 22, people interested in obtaining the no charge download can go to [http://linux.corel.com] to find out where it will be available.

*Corel feels that CNET is the ideal partner for this landmark product release over the Internet,* said Dr. Michael Cowpland, president and chief executive officer of Corel Corporation.*CNET has helped to increase awareness of the Linux community. CNET*s Download.com is one of the largest download Web sites and has the bandwidth and stability to support this groundbreaking project.*

Nish Bhutani, Site Manager of CNET*s Download.com said, *Linux is an increasingly important focus for CNET. We anticipate that the premier of Corel WordPerfect 8 for Linux will be the first of many quality Linux programs available for download on our site.*

To help ensure an easy download, the 23.6 MB product has been divided into seven 3.5 MB downloads with additional language tools for French, Italian, German, Spanish and Dutch available at 6.5 MB each.

Shrinkwrapped Personal Edition

A shrinkwrapped version of the multilingual Corel WordPerfect for Linux Personal Edition is scheduled to be available from local retailers in the early New Year for a suggested retail price of US $69.99*.

Shrinkwrapped Server Edition for Linux and UNIX

A multilingual Server Edition of Corel WordPerfect 8 for Linux and UNIX is also scheduled to be available shortly from local distributors, the VAR channel and corporate resellers for a suggested retail price of US $495* for the full version and a suggested retail price of US $249* for the upgrade^. The Server Edition has been compiled to run on Linux and a variety of UNIX platforms.

*By releasing Corel WordPerfect 8 for Linux, Corel is giving consumers freedom of choice and providing a smooth upgrade path for people using Microsoft Windows and other legacy operating systems,* said Scott McNeil, president of SuSE, Inc. *SuSE is thrilled to be working with Corel in the distribution of Corel WordPerfect 8 for Linux, and we applaud Corel's commitment to the Linux community.*

Technical Support

Corel offers a number of technical support options for Linux and Unix both inside and outside North America.

Linux
In North America
pay for e-mail support via AnswerPerfect®
newsgroups
Knowledgebase and FAQs posted to [http://linux.corel.com]
pay for telephone support and Professional Services will be available early in 1999

Outside North America
pay for telephone support by calling +353-1-708-2350
pay for e-mail support
newsgroups
Knowledgebase and FAQs posted to [http://linux.corel.com]

UNIX
In North America
30 days free telephone installation support at 801-765-4019. Additional support may be purchased after the 30 days

Outside North America
30 days free telephone installation support at +44-1753-577-227. Additional support may be purchased after the 30 days

Corel Corporation
Corel Corporation is an internationally recognized developer of award-winning graphics and business productivity applications. Development of market-leading products such as the CorelDRAW* line of graphics applications and the Corel® WordPerfect® Suite of business tools is continually evolving to meet the demands of the corporate, retail and academic markets. Committed to performance, compatibility, value and open standards, Corel develops products for the Windows®, Macintosh®, UNIX®, Linux® and Java* platforms. Corel the *s common stock trades on The NASDAQ Stock MarketK under the symbol COSFF and on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol COS. For more information visit Corel*s Web site at [www.corel.com].

*Prices subject to change without notice. Dealers may sell for less.
Owners of Corel WordPerfect for UNIX or any word processor or desktop publishing software from Applix, StarOffice, Interleaf or Adobe are eligible for special upgrade pricing.

Corel, WordPerfect, CorelDRAW and the Go Further logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Corel Corporation or Corel Corporation Limited. Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds. UNIX is a registered trademark of The Open Group. All other product and company names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.