ZDNet: Corel: Still full-speed ahead on Linux

Corel Corp. is “refocusing” — not relinquishing — its
Linux products and plans
, the Canadian software vendor’s CEO
Derek Burney insisted Monday….”

“We are refocusing our Linux strategy” as part of the company’s
move to get its business house back in order, Burney told ZDNet
News during an interview at the trade show. “But on the Linux side,
we are still making plans for new versions of our (WordPerfect
Office and Corel Draw) products….”

“At the time (Microsoft invested $135 million in Corel), we
didn’t understand that an operating system could be constituted as
a set of .Net services,” Burney explained. This is a realization
that Corel has arrived at as it has explored .Net technologies
under nondisclosure agreements with Microsoft, he said. In theory,
at least, this would mean that a client accessing .Net back-end
services wouldn’t have to run Windows, Burney said.”


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