Originally Published: Thursday, 6 January 2000 Author: Jeff Alami
Published to: Press Releases/BusinessWire Page: 1/1 - [Printable]

Corel LINUX OS Desktop to Access and Run Windows Applications

"Corel First to Offer Seamless Connectivity Between Linux Operating System and Windows Applications"

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Corel Corporation (NASDAQ: CORL, TSE: COR) today announced its Corel(r) LINUX(r) OS desktop will be the first Linux(r) operating system to run Windows applications seamlessly over any connection. The ability to access and use Windows applications makes Corel LINUX OS an ideal solution for computer users to accelerate migration to a Linux desktop while still having full use of their Windows applications.

"With the integration of GraphOn Bridges into the Corel LINUX OS it will be easy to enjoy the benefits and high reliability of Linux while having access to the most widely used Windows applications," said Michael Cowpland, president and chief executive officer of Corel Corporation. "This will enable organizations to mix Linux and Windows desktops seamlessly which is a prime goal of Corel in our Linux development."

A version of Corel LINUX OS containing both Linux client and Windows NT(r) server licenses for GraphOn Bridges(tm) is scheduled to ship mid-2000. Users will be able to remotely access most Windows applications on a Windows NT server via the Corel LINUX OS desktop without having to license any additional third-party software.

For example, a cluster of PCs running on Corel LINUX OS could run native Linux applications like Corel's upcoming office suite or graphics suite for Linux and also run Windows applications such as Microsoft(r) Office from a single Windows-based server shared by the Linux cluster.

"The beginning of the new millennium is a perfect time for Linux to surge forward a true alternative to Windows on the desktop and the new Corel Linux/Graphon technology will accelerate this process," said Dr. Cowpland.

Corel introduced Corel LINUX OS November 15 at COMDEX/Fall '99, and will now integrate GraphOn (Nasdaq: GOJO) Bridges connectivity software to enable Corel LINUX OS to run Windows applications. Corel has designed its highly efficient and powerful Corel LINUX OS for the consumer as well as the enterprise markets, featuring easy installation and the most user-friendly Linux operation to date.

"We are pleased to provide key technology to our partner, Corel, that will further enhance Corel as the leading desktop Linux operating system," said Walt Keller, GraphOn president and CEO. "GraphOn Bridges will help Corel LINUX OS become the ideal solution to use any Windows application over the Internet, wireless, network or dial-up connection."

The Corel-GraphOn licensing arrangement is an expansion of a previous licensing agreement that allowed Corel's own Windows applications to run on the Corel LINUX OS desktop. The new extension opens that access to any Windows application from any vendor. About GraphOn

GraphOn's award-winning Bridges software allows any display device to run any application over any type of connection, including low bandwidth, dial-up and wireless. GraphOn's products instantly web-enable any type of application, including Windows, Linux and UNIX applications without any software modification. GraphOn Bridges products provide organizations of all types the freedom of choice today and in the future--freedom in the choice of applications, operating systems and their connectivity framework, while achieving high performance and lower cost. GraphOn which markets its solutions through OEM licenses, independent software vendors, application service providers and system integrators, is headquartered in Silicon Valley and is trade on the Nasdaq under the ticker, GOJO. For more information, please visit the company's web site at http://www.graphon.com. Bridges eliminates the need to license the Windows NT kernel, Windows 2000, Terminal Services, or Citrix MetaFrame and also eliminates the need for any additional intermediary hardware.

About Corel

Corel Corporation is an internationally recognized developer of award-winning business productivity, graphics and operating system solutions on the Windows(r), Linux(r), UNIX(r), Macintosh(r) and Java(tm) platforms. Corel also develops market-leading, Web-based solutions including applications, contents, e-commerce and online services. For access to these services and more information go to www.corel.com or www.corelcity.com. Corel is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada. Corel's common stock trades on the NASDAQ Stock Market(sm) under the symbol CORL and on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol COR.

This press release contains statements that are forward looking as that term is defined by the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are based on current expectations that are subject to risks and uncertainties. Actual results will differ due to factors such as shifts in customer demand, product shipment schedules, product mix, competitive products and pricing, technological shifts and other variables. Readers are referred to Corel's most recent reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Corel, Corel LINUX OS and the Go Further logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Corel Corporation or Corel Corporation Limited. Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds. UNIX is a registered trademark of The Open Group. All other product names are trademarks of their respective companies. All other brands and products referenced herein are the trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders. CONTACT: Corel Corporation Judith O'Brien, 613/728-0826 ext. 5405 E-mail: juditho@corel.ca Website: www.corel.ca or Corel Corporation Stefania Allevato (Canada), 613/728-0826 ext. 5003 E-mail: stefaniaa@corel.ca

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