"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
"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'
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