"At the Linux World Conference & Expo, Inprise
Corporation...today announced its commitment to support the Linux
platform. The company announced the immediate availability of
VisiBroker for Linux, a new version of its award-winning object
request broker, and is demonstrating JBuilder for Linux, its
upcoming Java development tool, on the showroom floor at Linux
"In addition, Inprise is releasing the complete results of its
Linux developer survey, in which over 24,000 respondents indicated
that Linux is a critical operating system for their customers
moving forward. The results also indicate that the majority of
developers participating in the survey are planning application
development and client server database development projects on
Linux. According to a recent report by International Data
Corporation, because applications drive operating system sales,
having more applications available on Linux will drive Linux in
"We have now been shipping InterBase for Linux for over a year.
With today's announcement of VisiBroker for Linux, customers now
have access to a Linux version of a leading CORBA ORB for
distributing and deploying applications across multiple platforms,"
said Dale Fuller, interim president and CEO of Inprise Corporation.
"Based on the tremendous feedback from our survey, we are also
assessing which additional tools and technologies Inprise will be
extending to this expanding market."
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