Mailbag Addresses CorelDRAW on the Mac and Software Piracy

May 12, 2014

I constantly get questions via e-mail, social media and the good old-fashioned telephone. Today I’m going to address some of the recent questions as they have been covered in previous posts.

CorelDRAW on the Mac

It seems that after the release of each new version of CorelDRAW comes the cries about the lack of an updated version native to MacOS. Mac users refuse to acknowledge the reality that it makes zero business sense for Corel to create a native version. I’ll detailed this in previous posts as well as provided one scenario that would make it happen.

I see there being four possibilities. 1) Buy a Windows-based computer 2) Run a Windows-emulator on your Mac 3) Beg Apple to buy Corel 4) Use a different software tool.

Software Piracy

Many people don’t full understand the software piracy problem. Some of you have probably knowingly pirated software. Other have done it and not even realize it. Sure, there may even be a few that have never done it. Four years ago a bunch of people got caught using a pirated version of CorelDRAW X4. Quite a few of those people had purchased what they thought was a legal version. This problem isn’t unique to CorelDRAW and fighting piracy has led to policies that just aren’t very friendly for users.

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