The software firm developed its own consumer-oriented distribution of Linux, based on Debian's Linux distribution, but most significant was the release of Linux versions of its popular WordPerfect word processor and Corel Draw graphics application. Corel also contributed to open-source projects such as Wine, a Windows emulator for Linux, and printing software. --Matthew Broersma, ZDNet UK
Corel has announced it is officially shutting down its open-source software development site as of March 1. Canada-based Corel informed developers of the move in a brief note on the site, located at opensource.corel.com: "Please note: this site will no longer be available as of March 1st, 2002." Corel was not immediately available for comment.