Date: Tue, 15 Dec 1998 20:35:45 -0500 From: "Mark Lipson" <markl@COREL.CA> To: email@example.com Subject: Announcement re: Corel WP 8 for Linux preregistration success Hi, Corel has just released an announcement about the success of our Corel WordPerfect 8 for Linux no charge download offer with details on availability. We think it's exciting news that impacts the Linux community, and we hoped it might be considered newsworthy enough for mention on LWN. Regards, Mark Lipson Communications Manager Corel Computer (613) 788-6008 x6167 firstname.lastname@example.org >>Corel® WordPerfect® for Linux® Download Preregistration Exceeds 60,000 More than 60,000 Linux enthusiasts have registered to be notified of the availability of the no charge download of Corel® WordPerfect® 8 for Linux®. The download will be available exclusively from CNET [www.download.com] starting Thursday, Dec. 17, 1998 until Dec. 22. After that date, locations for download will be posted at http://linux.corel.com. "We are very encouraged by these results," said Dr. Michael Cowpland, president and chief executive officer of Corel Corporation. "When we first set up the registration process we had no idea what type of response we would receive from the Linux community. This response indicates that Linux is rapidly becoming a notable operating system and there is a strong demand for powerful applications on the platform." The shrinkwrapped version of Corel WordPerfect 8 for Linux Personal Edition and the Corel WordPerfect 8 Server Edition for Linux and UNIX® are scheduled to be available through regular retail channels in the next couple of weeks. Corel invites your questions and feedback at http://linux.corel.com/talktous.htm For more information on Corel Computer and its Linux development intitiatives, please visit http://www.netwinder.org.