Corel has announced that it will be launching a full complement of design tools for Mac OS X this summer and autumn, strengthening its offering to the Macintosh community and marking a milestone in its new corporate strategy. In a special promotion, Corel will introduce the upcoming releases for Mac OS X by providing Apple customers with the opportunity to select Corel's current design tools when purchasing hardware from the Apple online store. Products to be included in this offering are KPT 6, Bryce 4, Painter 6 and KnockOut 1.5. These titles, featured at a special Apple end-user price, will be available with all Apple hardware. "Corel recognizes Mac OS X as one of the world's most advanced operating systems at the forefront of technology and the ideal platform for Corel's powerful and creative design tools," said Steve Houck, executive vice-president of sales at Corel. "We are committed to delivering the tools that Macintosh users need to fully empower their creativity." "With its Unix-based foundation and stunning Aqua user interface, Mac OS X is the ultimate platform for creative professionals and consumers to design on and realize their creative potential," said Ron Okamoto, Apple's vice president of worldwide developer relations. "We are pleased that Corel continues to show its support for the Mac community by bringing their exciting design tools to Mac OS X." This special promotion will be followed by the launches of Mac OS X optimized applications: Bryce 5, Painter 7, CorelDraw 10 for Macintosh, KnockOut 2 and KPT 7.