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Linux Gazette: Corel WordPerfect Suite 2000 and CorelDraw 9 Release Press Conference

Apr 21, 1999, 02:54 (3 Talkback[s])
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"Since the Personal Edition of WordPerfect 8 for Linux was released for download, over 900,000 download attempts have been recorded..."

"Dr. Michael Cowpland also announced Corel has been negotiating with the Debian Linux Development team to use the Debian Linux distribution as the backbone of Corel Linux for the Desktop. He also announced they would be using KDE as the default desktop environment. This came as a bit of a surprise, considering Corel's past work with Red Hat. Dr. Cowpland explained that Red Hat is concentrating on network servers and Caldera (another logical choice for an alliance) is focusing on Novell networks, while Corel's focus is on the desktop PC. Instead of reinventing the wheel, Corel decided to align themselves with an existing distribution, and Debian was the one they picked..."

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