HP dumps MS Works

HP, the world's largest PC-maker, has dropped Microsoft’s word processing software for its consumer PCs in favour of a similar product from Canadian rivals, Corel.

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By  Neil Denslow Published  August 28, 2002

HP, the world's largest PC-maker, has dropped Microsoft’s word processing software for its consumer PCs in favour of a similar product from Canadian rivals, Corel.

The newly merged company is the second PC-maker in a fortnight to make the switch following Dell Computer’s decision last week. Both firms said they would offer Corel’s WordPerfect productivity software, instead of Microsoft’s Works, a scaled-down version of Office, reports the New York Times.

The news represents a blow to Microsoft, as it’s global domination was built on desktop software. In the last financial, the company generated US$9.6 billion of its US$28 billion revenue from this market.

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