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Applix Announces Applixware for Linux On the Power PC Platform and Bundling Deal With LinuxPPC Inc.

Jan 19, 1999, 08:39 (0 Talkback[s])

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WESTBORO, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 19, 1999--Applix Inc. (NASDAQ:APLX - news), a leader in front office business solutions, today announced support for a new platform for its market leading suite of decision support applications. Applixware, Applix's integrated office suite, will run on Apple's Power PC based computers running the Linux operating system. In addition, Applix will be selling the product with a bundled version of LinuxPPC's Linux operating system.

``We have been inundated with requests from users that are running Linux on Apple Macintosh computers for a full featured integrated office suite,'' said Richard Manly, Director Product Management at Applix Inc. He continues``this is a rapidly growing Linux platform that clearly needs an office suite which will enable users to run Linux full time on Apple computers without booting back into the MacOS.''

Applixware is a graphical suite running natively under Linux and includes Applix Words, Applix Graphics, Applix Presents, Applix Spreadsheets, Applix Mail, Applix Data, Applix HTML Author and Applix Builder, a visual, object oriented, rapid application development tool that provides full programmability and customization for the suite.

LinuxPPC Inc., headquartered in Madison, WI, distributes the leading Linux distribution for the PowerPC platform. LinuxPPC has been working closely with Applix to raise awareness of the suite's availability on the platform, and has recently announced that the operating system will run on Apple's successful iMac product.

Applix and LinuxPPC have entered an agreement to provide a bundle of their OS and the Applixware suite in one box providing a single installation of both Linux and Applixware.

``We felt that the combination of Applixware and LinuxPPC would be extremely attractive to new users looking to start running Linux along with a quality office application in place of their current MacOS based environments,'' said Jeff Carr, President of LinuxPPC Inc.

Pricing for the product is $129 and is available from 1st February 1999 from Applix' online store at http://linux.applixware.com

About Applix, Inc.

Applix, Inc., (NASDAQ:APLX - news) headquartered in Westboro, MA, is a leading provider of Internet front-office business applications that allow organizations to better access, analyze, and act on customer and market information. Applix Enterprise is an Internet-centric customer relationship management solution which received the Editor's Choice Award from Telemarketing & Call Center Solutions Magazine in 1998; Applix TM1 is a real-time online analytical processing solution for decision support and real-time business analysis; and Applix office solutions include Applix Office for UNIX?, Linux and Windows NT, and Anyware Office for Java-based desktops.

With thousands of customers around the world - including such fast-growth companies as Blockbuster Video, MTV, National Football League Properties, Motorola, Sun Microsystems, Hewlett-Packard, AT&T, Sony, Sharp Document Services, Ericsson, Harrah's, New Holland N.A., Kaiser Permanente, SmithKline Beecham, Novartis Pharmaceuticals, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Rhone-Poulenc Rorer, British Airways, Reuters, Visibility, VISA International, Cox Communications, Brite Voice, Deutsche Bank, Siemens, Bank of Nova Scotia, Chase Manhattan Bank, Credit Suisse, Daimler Benz, Singapore Telecom, U.S. Army, U.S. Department of Energy - Applix leads the way in delivering Internet-centric enterprise applications for today's globally distributed companies. More information can be found at www.applix.com.

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