BW: MathSoft Delivers Free S-PLUS Linux Software With UNIX Purchases… Linux for Data Analysis

“MathSoft, Inc. (Nasdaq:MATH), provider of the broadest line of
technical calculation and analytical software for business and
academia, today announced a promotion to offer free copies of
S-PLUS for Linux to customers buying new UNIX licenses.”

“The promotion will be available for commercial and
government customers from April 18 to June 30, 2000.
the data analysis tool of choice for leading analysts in finance,
pharmaceutical, G.I.S., and manufacturing.”

“”Linux is currently being evaluated by most major corporations
for commercial usage. We decided to launch this promotion to
support commercial adoption of Linux running S-PLUS for statistical
data mining,” says Shawn Javid, senior vice president and general
manager, MathSoft Inc., Data Analysis Products Division. According
to a January survey by InformationWeek of IT managers currently
deploying the technology, Linux technology will escalate in the
next two years to 15% from 4%. Further, an IDC report released on
March 31, 1999, estimates that commercial shipments of Linux will
increase at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 25% from 1999
through 2003, compared with 10% CAGR for all other client operating
environments combined. “We believe Linux-based data analysis tools
have a strong future. This promotion provides new and existing UNIX
customers with a powerful data analysis tool and an opportunity to
experiment with the Linux platform,” says Javid.”

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