PRESS RELEASE: Corel to Offer New Creative Experiences with Windows 7
Company’s Future Consumer Graphics and Digital Media Releases to Showcase Windows Touch Capabilities
Ottawa, Canada - May 04, 2009 - Corel Corporation (NASDAQ:CREL) (TSX:CRE) today announced that it is working with Microsoft Corp. on Windows 7. Corel (www.corel.com) is committed to delivering its core applications for the Windows 7 platform and is currently developing its next generation of creative consumer products that will offer an all-new, hands-on experience built on the power of Windows Touch technology.
Offering unprecedented stability and performance along with new features such as Windows Touch, JumpLists and Libraries, Windows 7 delivers exciting new possibilities for Corel’s software development teams while providing consumers with a more engaging and expressive computing environment.
“Corel has a long history of ‘firsts’ when developing software for the latest Windows platforms. With the upcoming introduction of Windows 7, Microsoft’s new operating system will redefine how people think about computing. Drawing on our customer research, we’re taking advantage of the solid performance and powerful touch capabilities Windows 7 offers to turn the typical user experience of mouse clicks and menus on its head, completely changing how users interact with creative software,” said Joe Roberts, Executive Vice President, Products for Corel.
“Corel’s consumer graphics and digital media products are ideally suited to take advantage of the new hands-on capabilities in Microsoft’s latest platform. We believe the user should always be at the center of the creative process and Windows 7 will enable us to eliminate the traditional software menu model to offer a new environment that fosters more natural and connected interactions between people and their content – whether it is a favorite photo, video or digital painting.”
Microsoft recently introduced the Windows 7 Release Candidate and Corel is working closely with the company to prepare for the debut of this new operating system later this year.
“We are excited to see Corel’s commitment to deliver a suite of solutions for Windows 7,” said Mike Nash, Corporate Vice President, Windows Product Management at Microsoft Corp. “Corel’s adoption of key Windows 7 technologies such as jumplists, touch and libraries is a great example of the kind of innovation that is possible on Microsoft’s upcoming Windows release.”
For more information about Corel’s plans for Windows 7, please visit www.corel.com/windows7.
Corel (www.corel.com) is one of the world’s top software companies with more than 100 million active users in over 75 countries. We develop software that helps people express their ideas and share their stories in more exciting, creative and persuasive ways. Through the years, we’ve built a reputation for delivering innovative, trusted products that are easy to learn and use, helping people achieve new levels of productivity. The industry has responded with hundreds of awards for software innovation, design and value.
Our award-winning product portfolio includes some of the world’s most widely recognized and popular software brands, including CorelDRAW® Graphics Suite, Corel® Painter™, Corel DESIGNER® Technical Suite, Corel® Paint Shop Pro® Photo, VideoStudio®, WinDVD®, Corel® WordPerfect® Office and WinZip®. Our global headquarters are in Ottawa, Canada, with major offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, China, Taiwan and Japan.
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(First posted on Tuesday, May 5, 2009 at 18:28 EDT)