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E-Commerce Times: Corel Signs Linux OEM Agreement With PC Chips

Nov 03, 1999, 16:49 (1 Talkback[s])
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"Software vendor Corel Corp....has entered into a strategic OEM alliance with PC Chips to help build a customer base for its new distribution of the Linux operating system (OS)."

"Under the terms of the agreement, companies in the PC Chips group will bundle Corel LINUX with computer motherboard packages shipped to the U.S., Canada and internationally. The deal, which also covers Corel's WordPerfect 8 for Linux word-processing product, marks the Ottawa, Canada-based company's first Linux OEM alliance, and sets the stage for the official Corel LINUX debut at COMDEX in Las Vegas later this month...."

"The two companies will also work on a joint marketing campaign, focusing upon Corel's official Web site, and bringing added-value services to users of both Corel software and PC Chips hardware products. Corel LINUX and WordPerfect 8 for Linux will be distributed to PC Chips customers through a jointly labeled CD."

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