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WordPerfect 8 now officially available for download

  • Go to http://www.download.com.
  • Search for “WordPerfect”
  • The fifth result is titled “WordPerfect for Linux Personal
    Edition 8.0”. Click on it.

From there, you can click on “Click here to download” and you’ll
be on your way to using Word Perfect 8 on your Linux
worstation!

Official press release from Corel follows:

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For Immediate Release

Corel® WordPerfect® 8 for Linux® Download Now
Available!
Shrinkwrapped Personal Edition and Server Edition for Linux®
and UNIX® coming soon

Ottawa, Canada* December 17, 1998* Corel Corporation today
announced the immediate availability of the multilingual download
version of Corel® WordPerfect® 8 for Linux®. The
Corel® WordPerfect® 8 for Linux Personal Edition and the
Corel® WordPerfect® 8 for Linux and UNIX® Server
Edition are scheduled to be available shortly.

Each version includes the option to install the interface and
writing tools in either English, French, Italian, German, Spanish
and Dutch.

*To have Corel, one of the world’s leading software companies,
recognize the value the Linux operating system to their users is
simply more recognition that this OS has arrived,* said Robert
Young, chief executive officer of Red Hat Software. *Corel
WordPerfect 8 is the premier word processing technology used by
approximately 22 million users worldwide.

*We are very excited about the release of Corel WordPerfect 8
for Linux and applaud Corel for its innovative support of this
technology,* said Young.

No Charge Download

From today until December 22, 1998, the no charge Corel
WordPerfect 8 for Linux Personal Edition download is available
exclusively from CNET [www.download.com]. Users can also access the
CNET site via [http://linux.corel.com]. After Dec. 22, people
interested in obtaining the no charge download can go to
[http://linux.corel.com] to find out where it will be
available.

*Corel feels that CNET is the ideal partner for this landmark
product release over the Internet,* said Dr. Michael Cowpland,
president and chief executive officer of Corel Corporation.*CNET
has helped to increase awareness of the Linux community. CNET*s
Download.com is one of the largest download Web sites and has the
bandwidth and stability to support this groundbreaking
project.*

Nish Bhutani, Site Manager of CNET*s Download.com said, *Linux
is an increasingly important focus for CNET. We anticipate that the
premier of Corel WordPerfect 8 for Linux will be the first of many
quality Linux programs available for download on our site.*

To help ensure an easy download, the 23.6 MB product has been
divided into seven 3.5 MB downloads with additional language tools
for French, Italian, German, Spanish and Dutch available at 6.5 MB
each.

Shrinkwrapped Personal Edition

A shrinkwrapped version of the multilingual Corel WordPerfect
for Linux Personal Edition is scheduled to be available from local
retailers in the early New Year for a suggested retail price of US
$69.99*.

Shrinkwrapped Server Edition for Linux and UNIX

A multilingual Server Edition of Corel WordPerfect 8 for Linux
and UNIX is also scheduled to be available shortly from local
distributors, the VAR channel and corporate resellers for a
suggested retail price of US $495* for the full version and a
suggested retail price of US $249* for the upgrade^. The Server
Edition has been compiled to run on Linux and a variety of UNIX
platforms.

*By releasing Corel WordPerfect 8 for Linux, Corel is giving
consumers freedom of choice and providing a smooth upgrade path for
people using Microsoft Windows and other legacy operating systems,*
said Scott McNeil, president of SuSE, Inc. *SuSE is thrilled to be
working with Corel in the distribution of Corel WordPerfect 8 for
Linux, and we applaud Corel’s commitment to the Linux
community.*

Technical Support

Corel offers a number of technical support options for Linux and
Unix both inside and outside North America.

Linux
In North America
pay for e-mail support via AnswerPerfect®
newsgroups
Knowledgebase and FAQs posted to [http://linux.corel.com]
pay for telephone support and Professional Services will be
available early in 1999

Outside North America
pay for telephone support by calling +353-1-708-2350
pay for e-mail support
newsgroups
Knowledgebase and FAQs posted to [http://linux.corel.com]

UNIX
In North America
30 days free telephone installation support at 801-765-4019.
Additional support may be purchased after the 30 days

Outside North America
30 days free telephone installation support at +44-1753-577-227.
Additional support may be purchased after the 30 days

Corel Corporation
Corel Corporation is an internationally recognized developer of
award-winning graphics and business productivity applications.
Development of market-leading products such as the CorelDRAW* line
of graphics applications and the Corel® WordPerfect® Suite
of business tools is continually evolving to meet the demands of
the corporate, retail and academic markets. Committed to
performance, compatibility, value and open standards, Corel
develops products for the Windows®, Macintosh®, UNIX®,
Linux® and Java* platforms. Corel the *s common stock trades on
The NASDAQ Stock MarketK under the symbol COSFF and on the Toronto
Stock Exchange under the symbol COS. For more information visit
Corel*s Web site at [www.corel.com].

*Prices subject to change without notice. Dealers may sell for
less.
Owners of Corel WordPerfect for UNIX or any word processor or
desktop publishing software from Applix, StarOffice, Interleaf or
Adobe are eligible for special upgrade pricing.

Corel, WordPerfect, CorelDRAW and the Go Further logo are
trademarks or registered trademarks of Corel Corporation or Corel
Corporation Limited. Linux is a registered trademark of Linus
Torvalds. UNIX is a registered trademark of The Open Group. All
other product and company names are trademarks or registered
trademarks of their respective companies.