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Phil Hughes

Issue #23, March 1996

WorkGroup Solutions Releases WGS Linux Pro 3.0, SSC Introduces WEBnut and more.

WorkGroup Solutions Releases WGS Linux Pro 3.0

WorkGroup Solutions has announced the release of its WGS Linux Pro 3.0, one of the most advanced 32-bit, multi-user, multitasking, multimedia network operating systems available. Version 3.0 is a selection of the “best of Linux” enhanced with WGS's confidence/stability testing and bug fixes. It also features the new “EZinstall” for the fastest, easiest installation possible, and the user's manual has been revised to be more comprehensive and easier to understand. Price: $99.00; $49.00 upgrade for current Linux users.

Contact: WorkGroup Solutions, P.O. Box 460190, Aurora, CO 80046-0190. Phone: 303-699-7470. Fax: 303-699-2793. E-mail: info@wgs.com. URL: www.wgs.com.

SSC Introduces WEBnut

Specialized Systems Consultants, Inc. (SSC) has announced the availability of its new CD-ROM, WEBnut. WEBnut includes all the software necessary to build a high-performance Web server—just add PC hardware (386 or better PC with 8MB of RAM) and an Internet connection. The CD include the Apache and NCSA servers; database and CGI facilities and examples; VRML browser, Web browser, sample Web site; HTML validation tools, graphic tools and conversion utilities; log analysis tools; and a complete copy of the Linux operating system. Also included with the WEBnut CD is one of SSC's HTML reference cards and a coupon for a free issue of WEBsmith magazine. Price: $13.95.

Contact: Specialized Systems Consultants, Inc., P.O. Box 55549, Seattle, WA 98155-0549. Phone: 206-782-7733. Fax: 206-782-7191. E-mail: info@linuxjournal.com. URL: http://www.ssc.com.

ISE Ships EiffelMath

Interactive Software Engineering (ISE) has announced shipment and general availability of EiffelMath, a library of reusable object-oriented components for numerical computations in finance, banking and scientific applications. EiffelMath is fully supported on a wide variety of Unix platforms, including Linux, SunOS, Solaris 2.4, HP 9000, and IBM RS6000. EiffelMath applies the power of object-oriented concepts and Eiffel to facilitate the programming of numerically-intensive computations in such areas as probability, statistics, numerical integration, linear and non-linear equations, ordinary differential equations, eigenproblems, fitting and interpolation, orthogonal factorizations, linear least squares, optimization, special functions, Fast Fourier Transforms and time series analysis.

Contact: Interactive Software Engineering, 270 Storke Road, Suite 7, Santa Barbara, CA 93117. Phone: 805-685-1006. Fax: 805-685-6869. E-mail: info@eiffel.com. URL: www.eiffel.com.

Linux Gets Common Desktop Environment

Executive Tools, Inc. has announced the upcoming release of ET Desktop, their port of the Common Desktop Environment (CDE) for Linux. CDE is a graphical user interface and application toolbox that is provided by major Unix system vendors, including DEC, IBM, HP, and Sun. It is an application framework that gives software developers the ability to create attractive, portable, machine-independent applications with ease.

Contact: Executive Tools, Inc., P.O. Box 215, Round Rock, TX 78680-0215. Phone: 800-864-5150. Fax: 512-255-9442. URL: www.etools.com.

CTAR Now Available for Linux

UniTrends Software Corporation, developer of CTAR and CTAR:NET, has announced the availability of CTAR for Linux. CTAR (an abbreviation for “compressed tar”) is the fast, fully featured, menu driven, comprehensive floppy/tape/etc. archive system used by top companies around the world. CTAR compresses files as it backs them up with average compression rates of 40-60% and up to 95% on large database files. CTAR is fully compatible with all versions of tar and offers over 100 powerful features, allowing easy transfer of entire file systems between computers and across operating system platforms. The new CTAR for Linux is fully menu driven with color support, making it ideal for Web servers and networked systems.

Contact: UniTrends Software Corporation, 1601 Oak St., Suite 201, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577. Phone: 800-648-2827. Fax: 803-626-5202. E-mail: sales@unitrends.com

Empress for Linux v6.8 Now Available

Empress Software Inc. has announced the Empress multimedia RDBMS version 6.8 for Linux. Empress for Linux is a full featured, multi-user version of Empress' multimedia RDBMS, while Personal Empress for Linux is a single user version which includes a full documentation suite and many extras all on one CD-ROM. The multi-user version of Empress for Linux include RDBMS, 4GL application generator, GUI Builder development tool, Empress Connectivity, Empress Hypermedia, and more. It also includes Empress-in-One, a point and click interface which enables even the novice user to begin development immediately. Personal Empress for Linux includes RDBMS, 4GL application generator, GUI development system, Dynamic SQL, Empress-in-One, and Empress Hypermedia. Both version of Empress include a.out and ELF binary formats. Price: Multi-user—according to number of concurrent users; Personal—$149.00 USD.

Contact: Empress Software, Inc., 3100 Steeles Ave. East, Markham, Ontario, Canada. Phone: 905-513-8888. Fax: 905-513-1668. E-mail: sales@empress.com. URL: www.empress.com.

CRiSP 4.2 Announced

Vital, Inc. has announced its new version of CRiSP, version 4.2. CRiSP is the only graphical file editor for both X and Windows platforms. The new release incorporates several major new enhancements as well as a major face-lift for its user interface. Some of the new features include complete encapsulation with HP Softbench 3.0/4.0, Centerline's CodeCenter, and Microsoft Visual C/C++ development environments; integrated support for IPC, named pipes, message passing with external 3rd party applications; dynamic screen colorization and colorized printing for 40 new languages; personalized toolbars/tool icons; new GUI mail interface; recallable named projects and keyboard macros; 64-bit compatibility across all platforms; and support for unlimited file/column sizes with dynamic memory models.

Contact: Vital Inc., 4109 Candlewyck Drive, Plano, TX 75024. Phone: 214-491-6907. Fax: 214-491-6909. E-mail: info@vital.com, orders@vital.com.

About Discussion Server v1.0b Released

AEX Software, Inc. has released a groupware product, About Discussion Server v1.0b, that works over the World Wide Web. This product provides functionality similar to Usenet news and Lotus Notes, but at a fraction of the cost and with tighter connections to the Web. Among other features, About Discussion Server allows you to set up your own discussions over the Web, allows public and password locked secure discussions, allows a great deal of customization per discussion, allows posting of HTML including graphics and forms, has search facilities integrated into the discussions, and it runs as a CGI program. Demo versions are downloadable from AEX's Web site and include a Linux version. Price: $49.99 single-server, single discussion; $499.99 single-server, multiple discussions.

Contact: AEX Software, Inc., 1411 Lincolnshire Dr., Champaign, IL 61821. E-mail: aex@pennant.com. URL: http:www.pennant.com/aex.

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