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As we all know Corel is looking for a buyer, and as it stands it looks like maybe one of their venture capital companies are going to buy them out. I want to see someone carry on the Corel graphics programs for the Mac, I could care less about WordPerfect etc...

Who do you think will buy Corel?
 

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Well Corel does have some great graphics programs like Bryce 5, the Corel Graphics suite applications for the Mac. They work just fine and were something else to use besides Adobe products, not to mention much cheaper then Adobe.

I guess Corel wanted to be in both markets, Office Suite and Graphics Suite. Which was a mistake considering the great competition in both markets. In my opinion they should have dropped their Office Suite apps for the Windows side and let Microsoft have it, and concentrate on the graphics side.
 

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Well, Corel just announced they are discontinuing the Mac version of Bryce. I wonder what else will fall in the coming years.
 

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What part of Corel might Apple find attractive? None really. Adobe might be interested in some of the products like Knockout or Painter, but Apple? I don't think so.

I could see MS buying up Word Perfect and rejiggering it to replace Works, or just to kill it.

--PB
 

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I could be wrong but I don't think Corel did much development on Bryce. The just bought it from another company.

I've experimented with most of Corel's major software and found it to be total garbage. I hate getting vector files from people in Corel. They usually have to be completely redone to be usable.

Corel's founder and Ex-CEO Michael Coupland appears to be quite the scumbag too, if the papers are to be believed. His decision to concentrate on Linux is what drove the stake into the company, IMHO.

WordPerfect sucks even worse that Word. What does that tell you about Corel?
 

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WordPerfect shall live on, no matter who owns it. But I doubt that will be Apple, since it is now a Windows-only product.
 

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Man... this one is a little dear to me. As an Ottawa native - I got my start in GraphDesign in Corel - I still recall vers 3.0 and could likely find it when I go see Fam next. I actually even played with Draw! for Mac for a hot minute. :D

But I will add this - Cowpland Research Labs are pretty dead. Mike bailed in time, and prob took some his dough to buy some viagra - the way he likes his ladies... Never did anything with WordIMPerfect - I'm surprised they're still around actually.... I had friends who worked there, and told me that the enviro was like CO (Carbon Monoxide - poisonous!). They bailed out.... Huh. Sorry guys... I'm looking for a bit of change on my messy desk here. $1.25 will get me a share.. Corel was dead when they took their name off the Sens' home ice.

RIP CO.RE.L. (Go SENS! '04)
 

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I think I agree with most that Corel has been dying a slow death for years now. WordPerfect can't compete with MS-Office and other office suites. I've never tried their graphics suites. And their Linux idea seemed to be doomed from the start.
 

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Why would Apple buy Corel? Doing so would just annoy Adobe and Microsoft, especially since Corel's office suite only exists for Windows. Not to mention the fact that most of Corel's technical talent left ages ago, and no one really understands how much of the source code works any more.
 

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Someone put it out of its misery....

Let it Die!!!

or Kill it..... no one will be a witness.... honest....
 

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yep, who ever would want corel for anything anyways? the only market they ever had was graphics apps on pc. consumer level products for pc consumers. by the time they brought out corel draw and whatever else for mac, it was way too late. it sucks that a canadian company has to go down, but what did we expect? who ever even heard of anyone (professional) using the corel graphics suite??? not me. i once wanted to get corel just so that i could open stupid cdr files when pc users sent me them. now illustrator can do that (im pretty sure), so who needs it. and also, pc users finally realized that adobe puts out better products, so now no one ever sends me cdr's. oh well!
 

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hah - i remember having an interview at Corel about 6 years ago. I asked them if I was expected to use Corel products and that I'd prefer to use Adobe stuff instead. I didnt get the job :( hehe
 

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I agree with what has been said here about Corel. Their stuff is crap.
One exception though. Someone at Corel has really goofed up. Painter 8 is fabulous! There is absolutely no comparison between that and the garbage they had before.

I can't see Apple wanting Corel. Why? Maybe Adobe would want Painter. It's already the ideal partner for Photoshop.
 

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The only thing that I liked from Corel was WordPerfect, and Corel did absolutely nothing with it, sat on their hands, let Word infiltrate the market, then finally killed it! Those bums!


It was one of the best word processors for its time, far better than the gloatware otherwise known as MS Word! I still use a modified version of WordPerfect to this day in OS 9 (thanks to an ex-Corel programmer who patched it up to work in OS9)! Too bad there isn't a newer version available to run in X. :(
 

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I see in todays paper that Corel got saved by an investment fund from the US. Apparently the investment fund got Corel for a bargain and will be making it a privately owned company.
 
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