ZDNet: Can Corel Rope Linux Desktops?Apr 18, 2000, 18:18 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Linda Sadlouskos)
"Can Corel do it? There are many concerns surrounding the software company: a March report of poor earnings, which are not expected to improve soon; allegations of insider trading against Michael Cowpland, the company's chairman, president and chief executive; and the resignation in December 1999 of Chief Financial Officer Michael O'Reilly. But the bigger question, especially among investors and analysts, is whether the company can successfully pull off its move into the Linux market."
"Corel has a lot riding on the willingness of its customers to try its desktop Corel Linux OS and newly minted Linux versions of its CorelDraw and WordPerfect product lines."
"To hear company officials - and some admirers of products from the longtime software developer - tell it, Corel is a technically astute market leader poised to charge into a new market. Corel entered the Linux arena with the introduction of Corel Linux OS at Comdex last November, and by the end of March had earned $5.5 million selling an OS that is downloadable for free."
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