Free Download of Corel PHOTO-PAINT 9 for Linux!

Free Download of Corel PHOTO-PAINT 9 for Linux!

Business Editors

OTTAWA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–March 10, 2000

Corel Corporation (Nasdaq:CORL)(TSE:COR) today announced it will offer a free download of Corel PHOTO-PAINT(r) 9 for Linux.

The download version of Corel PHOTO-PAINT 9 for Linux, Corel’s photo-editing, image composition and painting application, will be available in early summer.

Some notable features included in the application are its powerful Interactive Tools and Live Effects; a user-friendly interface; compatibility among the most popular graphics file formats; and an easy-to-follow solution for publishing to the Web and PDF (Portable Document Format). Corel PHOTO-PAINT 9 for Linux will also include comprehensive online documentation.

“This new release is a natural extension of our current award-winning Linux offerings,” said Ian Legrow, vice president of software development for Corel Corporation. “By providing our powerful graphics applications for the Linux platform we hope to assist in encouraging even more users to incorporate Linux in their existing workflow. As the Linux community continues to grow, more and more users are looking for graphics offerings.”

A retail version of CorelDRAW(r) 9 Graphics Suite for Linux which includes Corel PHOTO-PAINT 9 will ship late summer 2000 with comparable pricing to the Windows(r) version of this product.

Downloads of Corel Linux products have seen a tremendous response from users. Corel(r) WordPerfect(r) 8 for Linux(r) and Corel(r) LINUX(r) OS are currently the most popular Linux downloads on CNET’s download.com.

Corel Corporation

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.

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