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Ottawa Citizen: Microsoft not behind Linux sale, Corel says

Feb 15, 2001, 12:40 (15 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bert Hill)

"Corel Corp. said yesterday that a decision to sell off its Linux product line has nothing to do with a $135-million investment by Microsoft Corp."

"The Ottawa software company was responding to a U.S. Justice Department investigation into whether the world's biggest software company's investment in the much smaller Corel could be considered monopolistic or anticompetitive behaviour."

"The Linux decision was made based on strong business principles and the best interests of Corel Corp.," Corel spokeswoman Catherine Hughes says."

"We determined there were certain areas of business that no longer made sense."

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