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Linux Stock News Announces Full-Text of Exclusive Interview With Dr. Michael Cowpland.

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CALGARY, Alberta--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 16, 2000

Linux Stock News ( is pleased to announce availability of an exclusive interview with Dr. Michael Cowpland, CEO of Corel Corporation (Nasdaq:CORL).

When asked, "What's next for Corel in the Linux world?", Dr. Cowpland stated, "We are continuing to port our flagship products to Linux -- including CorelDRAW and PHOTO-PAINT. The CorelDRAW Graphics Suite will be ready to ship in July," he continued, "two months ahead of schedule and we will offer a free download of PHOTO-PAINT 9 for Linux in June. A retail version of Ventura 8.5 for Linux will also be available by the end of this year. We will evaluate (other) products and their marketing opportunities over the course of the next several months," said Cowpland.

"As well, we continue to improve Corel LINUX OS, adding new features and functionality on a regular basis," added Cowpland. "We've made a few key announcements recently about bundling value-added third-party services into Corel LINUX OS like EBIZ's Linux-based ISP, which will give customers simple dial-up access to the Internet from their Linux machine.

"We've also announced five bundling agreements with ABS Computer, EBIZ Enterprises, Polywell Inc., Maxspeed Corporation and Computer Technology Link to bundle Corel LINUX OS and WordPerfect Office 2000 for the Linux OEM version on their systems." Cowpland also emphasized that he believes bundling deals are a key area that will further the adoption of Linux by mainstream markets and that Corel will continue to develop new opportunities in this area.

Dr. Cowpland noted later in the interview, "Corel has developed strong relationships with companies like and GraphOn Corporation. We can leverage these partnerships to provide an easy-to-use Linux OS designed for small and mid-sized businesses if that proves to be something our combined customers want."

Full text of the interview is available at

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