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PR: PTC Releases Pro/ENGINEER for Linux With Help from HP

Jun 11, 2002, 18:00 (17 Talkback[s])

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"...In a first for the product design industry, PTC (Nasdaq: PMTC) announced its intention to support the Linux operating system for Pro/ENGINEER. Pro/ENGINEER, PTC's flagship mechanical computer aided design (MCAD) application, gives users the power to create advanced, high-quality product models and designs that result in superior products... With the release of a Linux supported Pro/ENGINEER, PTC plans to accommodate the growing demand from top design engineers to support the Linux open-source operating system.

"PTC also announced its intention to align with the Hewlett-Packard Company as the Linux partner for PTC's Pro/ENGINEER. Working with HP, PTC intends to support two popular Linux distributions, including Red Hat, on the full range of 32-bit Intel-based architecture workstations available from HP with the release of Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire later this year.

"'Two of our biggest strengths with Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire are openness and value,' said Brian Shepherd, senior vice president of technical marketing at PTC. 'Adding Linux to the long list of certified platforms for Pro/ENGINEER ensures that our customers can take advantage of the innovations and competition taking place in the platform market to achieve the lowest total cost of ownership for their product development environment...'"

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