Quoth the web:
". . . As part of this expanded relationship, Microsoft has purchased 24
million non-voting convertible preferred shares at a purchase price of
U.S.$5.625 per share or a total purchase price of U.S. $135 million. The
companies will also work together to support the development, testing and
marketing of new products related to the .NET platform. Joint-marketing
initiatives will include participation in product launches and trade show
events and representation on mutual Web sites. In addition, both
companies have agreed to settle certain legal issues between Corel and
. . ."
On 22 Nov 2001, at 13:08, Wynne, Conor wrote:
> Micromickey bought Corel? Never heard that one. Definitely getting rid
> of it so :)
>> -----Original Message-----
> From: cybersean3000 at yahoo.com [mailto:cybersean3000 at yahoo.com]
> Sent: Thursday, November 22, 2001 12:38 PM
> To: Wynne, Conor
> Subject: RE: [ILUG] Small office project
>>> Since MicroSnuff bought Corel, it may not be a good idea to continue
> Corel Linux products, especially desktop apps.
>>> On 22 Nov 2001, at 11:52, Wynne, Conor wrote:
>> > Personally I love Wordperfect for Linux (not sur if a licence is still
> > required but I applied for one when it was free), freely downloadable
> > from www.download.com or wherever. I have used abiword, I like it but
> > prefer Wordperfect. I recently have used the suite of KDE office apps,
> > and looks very promising. Apparantly Staroffice 6 (beta) is deadly. No
> > experience with it - yet - I don't use beta software.
> > CW
> > --------------------------
> > Some other office applications that deserve a mention:
> > - Abiword is a nice small word processor that I quite like.
> > - Gnumeric is a decent spreadsheet application.
> > - The GIMP is a very good and well regarded graphics program.
> > Comparable more to Photoshop than MS Paint in terms of ability.
> > - Open Office is an open source variant of Star Office.
> > - Dia is a Visio like application for drawing technical diagrams.
> > GIMP, OpenOffice and Abiword are all available for windows platform
> > which may be of interest to some people.
> An all day breakfast is
> a better value when ordered
> before lunch.
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