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LinuxProgramming: PR: Borland Kylix Now Available

Mar 08, 2001, 04:06 (18 Talkback[s])

"Borland Software Corporation (Nasdaq:BORL), a leader in e-business implementation platforms, today announced the immediate availability of Borland Kylix. Kylix is the first native rapid application development (RAD) environment for the Linux operating system (OS). Kylix combines an intuitive visual design environment, optimizing native code compiler, interactive debugger and comprehensive component suite to give developers the tools they need to deliver Web, desktop and database applications on Linux fast. Corporate and individual developers can now take advantage of the flexibility of cross-platform capabilities and a native RAD environment."

"We expect Kylix to have a dramatic impact on the Linux marketplace," said Dale L. Fuller, president and CEO, Borland. "Millions of users developing today with Borland Delphi and Microsoft Visual Basic will now the ability to easily move their skills, knowledge and applications to the Linux platform and, as a result, catapult Linux into the corporate mainstream."

"With Kylix, developers can quickly and easily create sophisticated high-performance Linux applications with the ease of drag-and-drop development. Kylix includes CLX, the component library for cross-platform development. With CLX, developers can exploit the power of component-based development to radically speed their time-to-market for high-performance Web, database and desktop applications. Modeled after the award-winning component library of Borland Delphi and C++Builder, CLX should also simplify the migration of today's Windows-based applications onto the Linux platform. Kylix delivers a comprehensive palette of over 165 reusable, customizable and extensible CLX components for immediate productivity out of the box."

Press Release, with pricing and information about the upcoming 'Kylix Open Edition'