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New Products

Amy Kukuk

Issue #57, January 1999

Applixware 4.4.1, FootPrints v 2.2, Linux Office Suite 99 and more.

Applixware 4.4.1

Applix, Inc. has announced the release of Applixware 4.4.1 for the Linux platform with a new filtering framework that has been optimized for MS Office document interchange and Y2K compliance. Applixware includes Applix Words, Spreadsheets, Graphics, Presents and HTML Author. This Linux version also includes Applix Data and Applix Builder as standard modules. Applixware for Linux is available directly from Applix and from its partners, including Red Hat and S.u.S.E. The product is available for $99 US.

Contact: Applix, Inc., 112 Turnpike Road, Westboro, MA 01581, Phone: 508-870-0300, Fax: 508-870-0300, E-mail: applixinfo@applix.com, URL: http://www.applix.com/.

FootPrints v 2.2

UniPress Software, Inc. has announced the release of FootPrints version 2.2, a web-based help desk software package. FootPrints is designed to utilize the Internet to track problems and solutions and make that information available to users over the Internet or Intranet. This version includes e-mail access (not requiring access to the web) and a facility to load existing data into FootPrints projects. Version 2.2 includes a web forms-based Data Import Facility which allows existing data to be imported into FootPrints projects. The existing data can be in a database, spreadsheet or any other source. The FootPrints Starter Pack (including three licenses) is priced at $1995. Quantity, site license, reseller and educational pricing are also available.

Contact: UniPress Software, Inc., Phone: 732-287-2100, E-mail: info@unipress.com, URL: http://www.unipress.com/.

Linux Office Suite 99

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S.u.S.E., Inc. has announced the release of Linux Office Suite 99 which includes a spreadsheet, word processor, presentation graphics, database, fax program and other business applications. The product includes Applixware 4.4.1 and integrates Applixware with the powerful ADABAS D 10.0 database system, enabling users to import data from the ADABAS D database into Applix Spreadsheets. It also contains the KDE and GNOME graphical desktops, S.u.S.E. fax, the personal edition of the backup utility ARKEIA 4.0, the GIMP graphics program and many other features. Suggested retail price is $79.95 US.

Contact: S.u.S.E., Inc., 458 Santa Clara Avenue, Oakland, CA 94610, Phone: 510-835-7873, Fax: 1-510-835-7875, E-mail: info@suse.com, URL: http://www.suse.com/.

Etherminal J

IGEL LLC has announced the release of Etherminal J, a thin client desktop device. Etherminal J incorporates Netscape Communicator version 4.05 and a complete set of UNIX connectivity tools in its own flash memory. Storing and running these software modules locally keeps network bandwidth requirements at a minimum. IGEL's Flash Linux is a compressed UNIX-compatible, flash memory accessible operating system. It is a POSIX-conformant, multi-threading, multi-user operating system. Based on the Linux kernel, it offers the largest number of available device drivers and applications. It supports Internet and Java. The list price for Etherminal J is $800 US.

Contact: IGEL*USA, 31 Stonecroft Dr., Suite 105, Palmer, PA 18045-2812, Phone: 610-258-4290, Fax: 610-258-1289, URL: http://www.igelusa.com/.


Arco Computer Products, Inc. has announced the release of the DupliDisk-Direct, a real-time backup device. Due to its small size and unusual design, which allow it to be plugged directly into one of the computer's onboard IDE controllers, the DupliDisk-Direct requires neither a PCI nor an ISA bus slot. The DupliDisk is a RAID 1 device capable of mirroring up to two pairs of IDE, EIDE or U/DMA drives of any capacity. If a hardware failure disables one of the mirrored drives, the DupliDisk automatically shifts operations to the functioning drive. Users have the choice of either a bay-mounted or rear-mounted external panel for the visual display. The product is priced at $250 US.

Contact: Arco Computer Products, Inc., 2750 North 29th Ave., Hollywood, FL 33020, Phone: 954-925-2688, Fax: 954-925-2889, E-mail: arco@arcoide.com, URL: http://www.arcoide.com/.

CommuniGate Pro Server

Stalker Software, Inc. has announced its commercial release of CommuniGate Pro, a unified messaging server which supports multiple platforms. CommuniGate Pro communication and access modules provide all types of messaging services required for today's applications. The SMTP module sends and receives messages via the Internet using ESMTP with DSN and multichannel queuing. The POP and IMAP modules implement the standard POP3 and IMAP4rev1 protocols as well as most known extensions to these protocols. The HTTP module supplements these modules with web access to user e-mail, eliminating a need for mailer applications on client computers. The web interface is customizable to include anything from logos or banner advertisements to company announcements.

Contact: Stalker Software, Inc., 655 Redwood Highway, Suite 275, Mill Valley, CA 94941, Phone: 415-383-7164, Fax: 415-383-7461, URL: http://www.stalker.com/.


Apexx Technology, Inc. has announced the release of WebSENSE web filtering software, simple file sharing and spam filtering software for the TEAM Internet 100 series family. These features provide customers with the complete tool set to control and manage Internet usage. The integration of WebSENSE with TEAM Internet enables small businesses to control Internet browsing by blocking, monitoring and filtering individual web browsing to non-business-related web sites. Simple File Sharing allows TEAM Internet to act as a simple networking server on the LAN, giving employees the ability to retrieve, store and collaborate on files. Spam filtering software automatically filters unwanted e-mail and helps small businesses eliminate expensive network bandwidth while reducing employee time spent reviewing and managing unproductive material. The TEAM Internet solution is based on the Linux kernel. Pricing starts at $1695 US.

Contact: Apexx Technology, Inc., 506 South 11th Street, Boise, ID 83702, Phone: 800-767-4858, E-mail: sales@apexxtech.com, URL: http://www.apexxtech.com/.

Parallel Computing Toolkit

Wolfram Research has introduced parallel computing support for Mathematica. The upcoming Parallel Computing Toolkit will add parallel programming over a network of heterogeneous machines to the long list of programming paradigms supported in Mathematica. It implements many parallel programming primitives and includes high-level commands for parallel execution of operations such as animation, plotting and matrix manipulation. The Parallel Computing Toolkit builds on Mathematica's symbolic programming language. It is written entirely in the Mathematica language and uses Mathematica's standard MathLink protocol to communicate between any number of Mathematica kernels.

Contact: Wolfram Research, Inc., 100 Trade Center Drive, Champaign, IL 61820-7237, Phone: 217-398-0700, E-mail: info@wolfram.com, URL: http://www.wolfram.com/.


In the November issue's “New Products” column, it was incorrectly stated that Interbase 5 for Linux was free. (The beta version was a free download.) The correct price of the product is available by contacting sales@interbase.com.

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