Corel has scrapped plans to offer a Java-only version of its WordPerfect Office, abandoning a key part of its anti-Microsoft offensive. Corel cites lack of demand for Java and lost momentum in the 13 months it struggled to get a working version of the product going.
Corel now plans to focus on selling software that runs on Microsoft's Windows NT operating system, a sure thing compared to their Java plans. Corel said that "surging demand for Windows NT" was the major factor in deciding to dump Java for NT. The company feels that Java will need a full two years before it can be competitive and that supporting NT will allow them to start selling product within five months.
Thanks to Ian Treleaven for tipping me (and eventually, news.com) off to this story