Applix Announces Applixware for Linux On the Power PC Platform and Bundling Deal With LinuxPPC Inc.

WESTBORO, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jan. 19, 1999–Applix Inc.
(NASDAQ:APLX – news), a leader in front office business solutions,
today announced support for a new platform for its market leading
suite of decision support applications. Applixware, Applix’s
integrated office suite, will run on Apple’s Power PC based
computers running the Linux operating system. In addition, Applix
will be selling the product with a bundled version of LinuxPPC’s
Linux operating system.

“We have been inundated with requests from users that are
running Linux on Apple Macintosh computers for a full featured
integrated office suite,” said Richard Manly, Director Product
Management at Applix Inc. He continues“this is a rapidly growing
Linux platform that clearly needs an office suite which will enable
users to run Linux full time on Apple computers without booting
back into the MacOS.”

Applixware is a graphical suite running natively under Linux and
includes Applix Words, Applix Graphics, Applix Presents, Applix
Spreadsheets, Applix Mail, Applix Data, Applix HTML Author and
Applix Builder, a visual, object oriented, rapid application
development tool that provides full programmability and
customization for the suite.

LinuxPPC Inc., headquartered in Madison, WI, distributes the
leading Linux distribution for the PowerPC platform. LinuxPPC has
been working closely with Applix to raise awareness of the suite’s
availability on the platform, and has recently announced that the
operating system will run on Apple’s successful iMac product.

Applix and LinuxPPC have entered an agreement to provide a
bundle of their OS and the Applixware suite in one box providing a
single installation of both Linux and Applixware.

“We felt that the combination of Applixware and LinuxPPC would
be extremely attractive to new users looking to start running Linux
along with a quality office application in place of their current
MacOS based environments,” said Jeff Carr, President of LinuxPPC

Pricing for the product is $129 and is available from 1st
February 1999 from Applix’ online store at http://linux.applixware.com

About Applix, Inc.

Applix, Inc., (NASDAQ:APLX – news) headquartered in Westboro,
MA, is a leading provider of Internet front-office business
applications that allow organizations to better access, analyze,
and act on customer and market information. Applix Enterprise is an
Internet-centric customer relationship management solution which
received the Editor’s Choice Award from Telemarketing & Call
Center Solutions Magazine in 1998; Applix TM1 is a real-time online
analytical processing solution for decision support and real-time
business analysis; and Applix office solutions include Applix
Office for UNIX?, Linux and Windows NT, and Anyware Office for
Java-based desktops.

With thousands of customers around the world – including such
fast-growth companies as Blockbuster Video, MTV, National Football
League Properties, Motorola, Sun Microsystems, Hewlett-Packard,
AT&T, Sony, Sharp Document Services, Ericsson, Harrah’s, New
Holland N.A., Kaiser Permanente, SmithKline Beecham, Novartis
Pharmaceuticals, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Rhone-Poulenc Rorer, British
Airways, Reuters, Visibility, VISA International, Cox
Communications, Brite Voice, Deutsche Bank, Siemens, Bank of Nova
Scotia, Chase Manhattan Bank, Credit Suisse, Daimler Benz,
Singapore Telecom, U.S. Army, U.S. Department of Energy – Applix
leads the way in delivering Internet-centric enterprise
applications for today’s globally distributed companies. More
information can be found at www.applix.com.

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