Corel Corporation today announced its first major Linux(r) OEM alliance, which will see its Linux operating system, Corel(r) LINUX(r), bundled with every computer motherboard package shipped worldwide by the PC Chips group of companies.
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the Linux market - Red Hat presently accounts for more than 65% of the licenses shipped (See TEC News Analysis article: Compaq Partners with Red Hat in Linux Support Deal , October 20th, 1999), but Corel should take away some of that, as well as from the smaller players. In general, this will be short-term good for Linux, since this will attract more users. For the mid-to-long term, there will be more market uncertainty, especially once the inevitable consolidation starts and the survivors focus more