An article on CNET News.com today quoted market research from NPD and said that Apple iWork has bested Corel WordPerfect as the number 2 competitor to MS Office. WordPerfect now has a 1.6 percent share and iWork in up to a 2.7 percent share of the market. MS Office has the remaining 95 percent…
A couple of other interesting WordPerfect bits… WordPerfect has recently released a new version, “WordPerfect Office X3”. The interesting bit is that this version is not Linux compatible, and in fact, Corel has stated that they won’t work on a Linux version of WordPerfect until there is enough consumer demand to make it profitable to do so.
Corel also has a Senior Developer who is one of the original authors of the Open Document Format (ODF), so you would expect that WordPerfect would support ODF, right? Nope. No word from Corel if they will include ODF support in their next version or not.