Dell to Expand Corel Palette

By Peter Galli  |  Posted 2002-08-22 Print this article Print

Corel's word-processing package and spreadsheet application will be bundled on select models of Dell computers.

Dell Computer Corp. will expand its use of Canadian-based software maker Corel Corporations productivity solutions in its computer product lines. Corel said this week that its word-processing package, WordPerfect 10, and spreadsheet application, Quattro Pro 10, would now be included as part of the WordPerfect Productivity Pack bundled on select models of the Dell Dimension and Dell Inspiron computer product lines. WordPerfect 10 and Quattro Pro 10 will be pre-loaded on the recently announced Dimension 2300 desktops and on the Inspiron 2600 notebook computer, both of which will be available in North America starting in September, the Ottawa-based software company said.
WordPerfect 10 and Quattro Pro 10 are now available on the Dell SmartStep 200N and 250N notebook computers.
"Our customers are always looking for new tools to help make their computing experience easy and productive. Having Corels products on some of our select desktops and notebooks means more choice, and that, in turn, is a win for our customers," said Lory Pilchik, Dells director of transactional marketing. Steve Houck, executive vice president of strategic relations at Corel, said these latest bundling initiatives mean Dell is putting Corels productivity solutions in the hands of more than one million new customers. Earlier this month Corel also announced that from Aug. 1 to Oct. 31, customers who currently own Microsoft Enterprise Agreements could deploy its WordPerfect 10 word-processing application for a free trial . The move was designed to lure away those Microsoft customers unhappy with the Redmond, Wash., companys latest Licensing 6 and Software Assurance program .
Peter Galli has been a financial/technology reporter for 12 years at leading publications in South Africa, the UK and the US. He has been Investment Editor of South Africa's Business Day Newspaper, the sister publication of the Financial Times of London.

He was also Group Financial Communications Manager for First National Bank, the second largest banking group in South Africa before moving on to become Executive News Editor of Business Report, the largest daily financial newspaper in South Africa, owned by the global Independent Newspapers group.

He was responsible for a national reporting team of 20 based in four bureaus. He also edited and contributed to its weekly technology page, and launched a financial and technology radio service supplying daily news bulletins to the national broadcaster, the South African Broadcasting Corporation, which were then distributed to some 50 radio stations across the country.

He was then transferred to San Francisco as Business Report's U.S. Correspondent to cover Silicon Valley, trade and finance between the US, Europe and emerging markets like South Africa. After serving that role for more than two years, he joined eWeek as a Senior Editor, covering software platforms in August 2000.

He has comprehensively covered Microsoft and its Windows and .Net platforms, as well as the many legal challenges it has faced. He has also focused on Sun Microsystems and its Solaris operating environment, Java and Unix offerings. He covers developments in the open source community, particularly around the Linux kernel and the effects it will have on the enterprise.

He has written extensively about new products for the Linux and Unix platforms, the development of open standards and critically looked at the potential Linux has to offer an alternative operating system and platform to Windows, .Net and Unix-based solutions like Solaris.

His interviews with senior industry executives include Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, Linus Torvalds, the original developer of the Linux operating system, Sun CEO Scot McNealy, and Bill Zeitler, a senior vice president at IBM.

For numerous examples of his writing you can search under his name at the eWEEK Website at


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