October 5, 2000

Corel hopping into Microsoft's bed of roses

Author: JT Smith

OSOpinion: "With the announcement this week of Corel and Microsoft completing a $135 million dollar deal, it brings into question the seriousness of the commitment Corel has to Linux. The Microsoft deal is for implementation of Corel products with Visual Studio 7 (or as MS wants to call it Visual Studio.net). This is in clear conflict with the initiative started last year to market WordPerfect Office on Linux and issue a Linux Debian package under the Corel logo. This monster deal entitles Microsoft to a very large stake in Corel, 24 million non-voting shares (a whopping 24 percent of the shares), which to some may border on conspiratorial." -Kelly McNeill

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