Stockhouse.ca (Canada): Microsoft Versus Linux At Comdex West

[ Thanks to Godehard Bruntrup for
this link. ]

“Microsoft and Corel have both come to Comdex West promoting new
operating system offerings. Corel’s Linux was released in November
– just in time for the premier Comdex event in Las Vegas. Since
that time, about 450,000 people have logged on to the company’s
website to download Corel Linux. Meantime, Microsoft promises it
will ship Windows 2000 by the end of February. Both companies have
just released reports of profitable quarters, but the similarities
between them end there.”

“Comdex West opened in Vancouver, BC today…”

“This year, Comdex West for the first time features a Linux
comprising a cluster of companies servicing the fast
growing market segment.”

“Line-ups were the prevailing feature at the Stormix
Technologies and Linuxcare exhibits.”

“Two booths drawing the largest crowds were Microsoft and Corel
[T.COR]. Both software makers held well-rehearsed demonstrations
featuring their product lines at 30-minute intervals. Demos at
Corel took place under a banner that read, “software for the
creative soul.”

“Corel’s CEO, Michael Cowpland, was in attendance today, and was
the featured guest on a panel to discuss the Linux operating