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TechWeb: Corel Mulls Exiting Linux, CEO Says

Nov 18, 2000, 22:18 (10 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Aaron Ricadela)

"...It might be selling its Linux operations or attempting to buy another company that can shore up the business. Corel's Linux operating system, and a Linux version of WordPerfect, generate about 10 percent of Corel's revenue, which was $36.4 million in the quarter ended Aug. 31."

"But is Linux vital to Corel's business?"

"We're asking ourselves that very question," Burney said. "To be successful in the Linux market, you need a wider product offering. There's got to be some kind of acquisition. It could go either way."

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