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E-Commerce Times: Corel Brings Linux Office 2000 Beta to the Web

Feb 01, 2000, 17:28 (4 Talkback[s])
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"Moving to create a total desktop solution for Linux, Corel Corp... announced Friday that the first beta version of its WordPerfect Office 2000 suite for Linux is available through online beta testing sites.

'WordPerfect 8 has been the most popular Linux application with over 900,000 downloads to date on CNET alone, commented Dr. Michael Cowpland, president and CEO of Corel. 'Now the availability of our full office suite, which includes compatibility for Windows users, will accelerate mass deployment of Corel LINUX for mainstream use.' "

"Beyond the standard office suite functionality, Corel's new Linux-based beta will include its Application Services Printing Library, which allows added control over printer settings and printer selection. It will also include the Bitstream Font Server support for TrueType and Type 1 fonts."

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