Company's Future Consumer Graphics and Digital Media Releases to Showcase Windows Touch Capabilities
Maidenhead, London - 5 May 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