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NewsForge: Corel: WordPerfect for Linux Shall Return

Aug 30, 2004, 17:30 (18 Talkback[s])

"Shortly after the release of the WordPerfect for Linux proof-of-concept product, Corel took it down from its Web site and put up a note saying that 'This product is temporarily unavailable for purchase.' Did it fail? Did WordPerfect for Linux fail to garner enough customer support and subsequently go quietly into the night? Corel says no.

"'We're looking at reviewing some aspects of WordPerfect for Linux and making some alterations to it,' Corel spokesman Greg Wood said on Friday. When asked if there were plans to port WordPerfect 12 to Linux, or to produce a parallel release to the Windows product on GNU/Linux, Wood said that it would be pure conjecture at this point, and that Corel was still in the process of evaluating its potential in the Linux market. 'Our investigation into the Linux market is serious and ongoing,' he added..."

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