recently spoke with Corel CEO Derek Burney and posted the interview in a new
article. Burney talks about his company’s ongoing commitment to the Macintosh and other subjects.
Burney admits that in the past, Mac users have gotten short shrift from Corel, but it’s different now. Burney said that the next version of CorelDraw will be released simultaneously for Mac and Windows. “Now we’re saying, ‘No. Macintosh users are important’ — that’s why we’re arranging for simultaneous releases for all the produce we do for Mac and Windows. We’re excited about that,” he said.
Burney also said that Corel is looking at expanding its Procreate line, a brand he said was created to “show [Corel’s] dedicate to graphics applications Mac OS X in particular.”
Burney told interviewer Jonny Evans that Corel has great relationships with both Apple and Microsoft. He also downplayed the significance of a $135 million investment made by Microsoft in his company, which he explained has no effect on the company’s strategy. He said that Corel underwent a “cultural shift” after he took over from predecessor Michael Cowpland that stopped viewing Microsoft as the enemy.
Burney said he’s looking forward to the next Macworld Expo in July, commenting “Apple always comes out with something interesting.”