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CCN: Corel Partners with S3's Professional Graphics Division to Deliver 2D/3D Graphics to Linux...

Dec 16, 1999, 23:26 (0 Talkback[s])

"Corel...and S3(r) Incorporated's...Professional Graphics Division today announced a new partnership to deliver 2D/3D graphics to the Linux desktop. A new 2D Linux driver for the Diamond Fire GL series, starting with the Fire GL1(tm) professional graphics accelerator, is available for download at www.firegl.com and will also be bundled in the Corel(r) LINUX(r) OS, beginning in the spring of 2000. Earlier this month, Corel LINUX OS received CNET "Editors' Choice" as the best of seven major Linux distributions reviewed."

"The Linux page on the Corel web site has received a tremendous number of visits," said Dr. Michael Cowpland, president and chief executive officer of Corel Corporation. "We believe that Linux isthe operating system of the future and are developing a wide-rangeof productivity and graphics applications for this powerful operating system. The Diamond Fire GL brand provides top-notch hardware performance with its specially-designed Linux driver for 2D/3D desktop graphics."

"Corel recently released its first Linux operating system, Corel LINUX OS, and is currently developing office and graphics suites for Linux. Corel(r) WordPerfect(r) Suite 8 has been hugely successful as a free download: the office suite for Linux is scheduled to be available in early 2000. The CorelDRAW(r) graphicssuite for Linux is scheduled to be available in the summer of 2000."

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