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LinuxPR: Motif Toolkit Ported to Linux-Mandrake 7.2 to accelerate porting Unix apps to Linux

Dec 04, 2000, 18:10 (4 Talkback[s])

"Integrated Computer Solutions, Inc. (ICS), the leading supplier of commercial OSF/Motif products and support, and MandrakeSoft, publisher of the Linux-Mandrake operating system, today announced the immediate availability of Open Motif optimized for the Linux-Mandrake operating system. The port of this toolkit to Linux-Mandrake was the result of a joint development effort by MandrakeSoft and ICS."

"The Motif toolkit is used by corporate developers to create custom, mission critical applications that are not available "off-the-shelf." When a Boeing airplane flies, a financial transaction is performed on Wall Street, a subway train of the Boston MBTA or San Francisco's BART is switched onto the right track, a network communication problem is diagnosed and bypassed by US West, a family is entertained by the latest animated movie from Walt Disney or Dreamworks, a US defense system built by Lockheed is tested in a drill or real combat, or a spacecraft is launched into space by NASA, the custom software that made it all possible probably employed the Motif toolkit to build the user interface."

"Our enterprise customers and major ISVs requested a Linux-Mandrake optimized version of Motif to support the porting of their applications," said Frederic Bastok, Co-founder and Product Manager of MandrakeSoft. "Based on ICS's leadership and expertise in Motif, they were the ideal partner to help us supply this port of Open Motif."

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