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

“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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