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LinuxToday.com.au: What Now Corel?

May 18, 2000, 15:08 (9 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bill Bennett)

"It's time to ask some serious questions about the future of Corel. In February the line put out by Corel's in-house propaganda department was that the proposed merger with Inprise (the developer formerly known as Borland) would create 'a Linux powerhouse'. Now the deal is scrapped does that mean Corel is finished?"

"Forget the corporate spin about 'synergy', the real reason Corel wanted Inprise was to get its hands on the US$200 million stuffed under Inprise's mattress. Any technology considerations were only secondary."

"The last thing Inprise needs at this stage is to hitch itself to a three-time loser. Corel is the original one-hit wonder. After years of trying, the company still hasn't come up with anything better than its original Corel Draw program. And that's no longer a market leader."

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