"Inprise...announced a phenomenal response to the Linux version
of JBuilder 3 Foundation Edition by the developer community.
Since Inprise posted JBuilder 3 Foundation Edition last week,
there have been more than double the number of downloads of the
Linux version than of the Windows version of the product. In
addition, Web traffic at the Inprise Web site has increased by four
times above normal rate and is breaking the company's own records
for page views and downloads...."
"The company announced the availability of the first JBuilder
product to run on the Linux platform at the Java Business (SM)
Conference in New York City on December 8. The product is available
for free download at Inprise's Web site,
"This overwhelming response proves that Java developers are very
interested in a Java development tool for the Linux platform," said
Dale Fuller, interim president and CEO of Inprise Corporation. "The
free download is part of Inprise's continuing commitment to the
Linux platform and effort to provide customers with the solutions
they need to conduct business on the Internet. This is not just a
trial or demonstration version, but a production quality tool that
Java developers can use now to benefit from the power, performance
and productivity of JBuilder across multiple platforms, including
Linux, Solaris and Windows operating systems."