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PRNewswire: Inprise/Borland Offers Visual Basic Developers Fast Path to Linux

Jun 21, 2000, 13:05 (2 Talkback[s])

"Inprise/Borland (Nasdaq: INPR) today announced a solution, which gives Visual Basic developers worldwide an entry into the exploding Linux market by taking advantage of the cross-platform capabilities of Borland Delphi. Responding to a strong demand by Microsoft Visual Basic developers to gain Linux development capabilities, as shown in a recent independent survey, Inprise/Borland is launching an aggressive worldwide awareness campaign, including seminars, direct mail, electronic and print advertising and special offers. The campaign will focus on showing Visual Basic developers how Delphi can be used to create applications on Windows and port those applications to Linux."

"With the release of Delphi for Linux (Kylix) later this year, Delphi will be the only native visual RAD tool that supports cross platform Windows and Linux development," said Ben Riga, director of product management, Inprise/Borland. "Delphi has always had strong support for Windows and developers using Delphi today are also on a fast path to Linux."

"There are strong similarities between the Delphi and Visual Basic application development environments for Windows. Visual Basic developers will feel very comfortable developing in Delphi," said Steve Garone, vice president at International Data Corporation. "This solution will be attractive to the approximately 7.5 million Visual Basic developers worldwide in 2000."

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