TechWeb: Corel Markets Free Ad-Supported Apps

“Software maker Corel and Conducent, which specializes in
methods to deliver advertising to PC desktops, said Tuesday that
they will place advertising-supported versions of Corel WordPerfect
Suite 8 OEM on the desktops of millions of computers at no

“Before a user starts working on the application, the software
will display ads for everything from database systems to books and
records. Oracle, Zkey, Individual.com, and Columbia House are among
the initial advertising sponsors, Corel said.”

But no one will be bombarded by ads while working in
WordPerfect. The ads disappear once work starts.