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Nov 18, 1999, 17:39 (1 Talkback[s])
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"As expected, Corel Corp. Monday said it is shipping its Linux operating system entry and promised a version of Corel WordPerfect Office for Linux next spring."

"Corel Linux OS, based on the Debian distribution of Linux, is now available as a free download, and Corel, Ottawa, also will offer CDs on its Web site for about $5. Estimated retail price for the standard edition will be about $49. A Deluxe version including BRU Backup software, Corel WordPerfect 8 clipart and a game will be about $79. That edition contains some proprietary applications that cannot be copied or redistributed."

"Next spring, the company plans to ship WordPerfect Office for Linux, to be followed by a Linux version of CorelDraw by year's end, executives said. The company previewed these applications, showing their ability to import and export PDF files. Pricing has not been announced but will be comparable to that of the Windows versions of the product. Corel WordPerfect Office for Windows typically sells for $99 to $149...."

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