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BW: ...Comdisco to Offer Applixware 5.0 on Refurbished Computers Installed with Red Hat Linux

Jul 10, 2000, 22:39 (0 Talkback[s])

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"VistaSource, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Applix, Inc. (NASDAQ: APLX) announced today an agreement with Comdisco (NYSE: CDO), a leading provider of global technology services, to offer a total Linux desktop solution. Comdisco will offer a Linux option for its line of refurbished PCs, featuring VistaSource's Applixware Office 5.0 for Linux running on top of Red Hat Linux. The end result is a low-cost, high-value solution for non-profit organizations, K-12 education providers, and small businesses. This allows organizations to use a technology solution that provides value by increasing the technology-per dollar-quotion."

"Through its refurbished technology solutions program, Comdisco helps customers make the most efficient use of technology while minimizing their cost of computing. Comdisco is vendor-independent and offers refurbished desktop and laptop computers from major manufacturers including Compaq, Dell, Toshiba, IBM, and Hewlett-Packard. Each PC is refurbished in a facility where the documentation procedures have to meet ISO-9002 quality assurance standards. Each component is thoroughly tested prior to shipment. Providing further value, Comdisco pre-installs and configures an `image' containing the operating system, unique settings and applications."

"Our mission is to deliver the promise of technololgy to select market segments by providing the most cost effective solutions available," said Tom Kunkel, Comdisco Assistant Vice President. "Economically, the lower licensing cost of the Linux solution enables schools, non-profit organizations and small companies to acquire more technology for their dollar. Lower memory requirements and a smaller memory footprint allows Applixware to provide excellent performance on our refurbished tier-one machines. This powerful combination results in a reduced total cost of computing."

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