"The answer, according to detailed filings with U.S. regulators,
appears that Corel has become the insurance policy that Microsoft
needs to ensure it won't be left behind if the Linux operating
system takes off."
"Much of the agreement ensures that Corel's Linux developers
will make future Microsoft products work on Linux. Corel
spokesperson Anne Vis said yesterday that Microsoft 'recognizes the
excellent Linux developers that Corel has.'"
"Microsoft has long poo-pooed suggestions the free-wheeling and
durable Linux platform is a significant threat to its proprietary