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CCN: Corel Introduces Students to the Powerful World of Linux!

May 01, 2000, 20:22 (0 Talkback[s])

"Corel Corporation (NASDAQ: CORL, TSE: COR) today announced it has donated more than $100,000 USD* worth of Corel's Linux software to selected students in the Dallas area at an exciting event held in Dallas, Texas, on Saturday, April 29."

"At Corel, we appreciate the importance of exposing young people to leading-edge technology like Linux - not only to enhance their education but to properly equip them for the highly competitive workforce. That's why we're proud to make this investment," said Dr. Michael Cowpland, president and chief executive officer of Corel Corporation. "Linux has its roots in the academic community and, as such, is ideally suited to serve the needs of students andeducators."

"Corel donated 2,000 copies of Corel LINUX OS and WordPerfect Office 2000 for Linux to the CAST (Connect A Student To Technology) program, created by the Dallas Independent School District. This is the first time Corel has made such a significant Linux contribution to the academic community. Approximately 250 district families received donated computers andtraining at Saturday's event."

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