Corel speeds arrival of Linux applications

Wine delivers its harvestNew kid on the Linux block, Corel, revealed the accelerated migration of its applications to the Linux OS Tuesday with the release of CorelDRAW 9 two months ahead of schedule.

The Canadian company said CorelDRAW 9 for Linux will hit the shelves in July rather than September as was originally planned, putting this unexpected achievement down to the sterling progress of the open source development project, Wine.

Wine is the open source scheme aimed at creating an environment that will allow Windows applications to run directly on computers supporting non-Windows operating systems, including Linux.

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