January 26, 2001

Corel denies MS effect on Linux shift

Author: JT Smith

VNUNet reports: "Corel's decision to spin off its Linux business was not influenced by its financial backer, Microsoft,
and could actually spell bad news for the Windows giant, according to Corel's chief.

Speaking to vnunet.com, Corel's president and chief executive, Derek Burney, said that part of
Corel's alliance with Microsoft, which saved it from bankruptcy last year, was about "porting
[Microsoft's] technology to Linux. So they might be unhappy that some developers will be


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