NewsForge: Corel: WordPerfect for Linux Shall Return

“Shortly after the release of the WordPerfect for Linux
proof-of-concept product, Corel took it down from its Web site and
put up a note saying that ‘This product is temporarily unavailable
for purchase.’ Did it fail? Did WordPerfect for Linux fail to
garner enough customer support and subsequently go quietly into the
night? Corel says no.

“‘We’re looking at reviewing some aspects of WordPerfect for
Linux and making some alterations to it,’ Corel spokesman Greg Wood
said on Friday. When asked if there were plans to port WordPerfect
12 to Linux, or to produce a parallel release to the Windows
product on GNU/Linux, Wood said that it would be pure conjecture at
this point, and that Corel was still in the process of evaluating
its potential in the Linux market. ‘Our investigation into the
Linux market is serious and ongoing,’ he added…”

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