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E-Commerce Times: Applix Sets Up Office for Linux

Aug 09, 1999, 18:07 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matthew W. Beale)

"Applix, Inc., through its e-commerce site, has added to the momentum and thrust of the open-source movement, with the release of a new version of its Office Suite for Linux."

"The latest version -- Applixware Office Suite 4.4.2 -- features several productivity components, including Data, Graphics, Mail, Presents, Spreadsheets and Words. "It also incorporates an open-source software architecture," said the company, "that enables programmers and developers to access the core Applixware runtime environment."

"The fact that several features of the product are similar to Microsoft offerings is of course no accident. The Linux operating system (OS) is seen by many industry analysts -- and by Microsoft itself -- as a serious threat to Windows market dominance."

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