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COREL TEAMS WITH SMART AND FRIENDLY TO OFFER MULTIMEDIA BUNDLES; NEW BUNDLES BRING PLUG-AND-PLAY INTEGRATION OF SCSI PERIPHERALS TO END USERS

 OTTAWA, March 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Corel Corporation (NASDAQ-NMS: COSFF) announced today an agreement with California-based distributor, Smart and Friendly, to bundle CorelSCSI software with their Smart and Friendly line of multimedia SCSI peripherals. Now shipping, the new Smart and Friendly/Corel packages provide customers with a plug and play approach to integrating SCI peripherals.
 "Bundling CorelSCSI together with the Smart and Friendly line of SCSI peripherals presents and ideal opportunity for users to purchase quality SCSI peripherals together with the software they need to optimize their systems," said Dr. Micheal Cowpland, president and CEO of Corel Corporation.
 "CorelSCSI is recognized as the industry standard software for connecting and managing SCSI peripherals," said Perry Solomon, president of Smart and Friendly. "Our new bundles deliver maximum performance and value to VARs and retailers, who are now able to offer complete power, flexibility and compatibility to end users."
 Smart And Friendly
 Smart and friendly will offer CorelSCSI bundled with the company's SCSI product line, which includes CD-ROM drives, optical drives, multimedia hardware among other peripherals.
 One of the Smart and Friendly/CorelSCSI bundles includes the HS 2200, one of the fastest CD-ROM drives on the market. Available in internal and external versions, the CD-ROM drive is MPC-compliant and features an average access time of 200ms, 2.2 times rotational speed with a sustained throughput data transfer rate of 330KB/sec. The HS 2200 also supports multisession photo CD support and is bundled with the CD-ROM version of Lotus 123 for Windows which includes interactive expert help.
 Smart and Friendly also offers CorelSCSI with 8-bit and 16-bit host adapter kits. Each kit includes a SCSI host adapter, cable, documentation, device drivers, software utilities and CorelSCSI software.
 Comprehensive SCSI Software
 CorelSCSI, Corel's comprehensive SCSI software, provides a powerful solution to integrating all major SCSI peripherals to DOS, Windows, Novell NetWare(R) file servers, and OS/2(R) - based systems.
 CorelSCSI allows the integration of up to seven of the following supported peripherals off a single host adapter:
 -- Hard drives
 -- Removable drives
 -- CD-ROM drives
 -- Floptical drives
 -- DAT drives
 -- QIC tape drives
 -- WORM optical drives
 -- Rewritable optical drives
 -- Multifunction optical drives
 -- Optical disk jukeboxes
 CorelSCSI also includes tape back-up software, CD-AUDIO, multisession support for Kodak Photo CD, as well as other utilities that let the user customize the performance of the SCSI peripherals.
 Pricing And Availability
 Smart and Friendly/CorelSCSI bundles will be competitively priced and available immediately through Smart and Friendly.
 Corel will continue to offer CorelSCSI as a software only solution for US$99, and C$119.
 Smart And Friendly
 Smart and Friendly, based in Santa Monica, Calif., combines an extensive range of computer peripherals with software from leading publishers into innovative multimedia packages for VARs and computer retailers to market to end users. The company's Smart and Friendly product line is distributed worldwide exclusively by High Technology Distribution Co. Inc. of Van Nuys, Calif.
 Corel Corporation
 Incorporated in 1985, Corel Corporation is known internationally throughout the high technology industry as a fast-paced computer software innovator. CorelDRAW, Corel's industry leading graphics software is available in eleven languages and has to date won 90 international awards from major trade publications. With a network of more than 100 distributors in 40 countries worldwide, Corel is traded on The Toronto Stock Exchange (symbol: COS) and the National Association of Securities Dealers, Inc. Automated Quotation National Market System (symbol: COSFF).
 Corel is a registered trademark of Corel Corporation.
 CorelDRAW and CorelSCSI are trademarks of Corel Corporation.
 OS/2 and AT are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation.
 Novell is a registered trademark of Novell, Inc.
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 /CONTACT: Janie Sullivan, media relations assistant of Corel Corporation, 613-728-8200, ext. 1672; or Perry Solomon, president of High Technology, 818-994-8001/
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