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LinuxPR: Applix Announces Early Access Download of Applixware 5.0

Feb 01, 2000, 17:51 (3 Talkback[s])

"Applix Linux Division embraces open source technology and release practices."

"Applix, Inc. (NASDAQ:APLX), a leading provider of applications for Linux and UNIX desktops, announced today that they have established a pre-release program to provide early access to the next version of their office suite for Linux."

"Under the terms of the program, users in the Linux and open source community can freely download the first milestone pre-release of Applixware Office Version 5.0. This version represents a significant evolution of development direction to incorporate the advantages of open source software. Specifically, Applixware Office now uses the GTK+ widget kit to provide a modern, themable and extensible user interface."

"Applix is the only commercial integrated office suite for Linux to base its look and feel on an open source widgets set. Additionally, version 5.0 provides closer integration for Linux desktops with its support for the dragging and dropping of files from the GNOME and KDE desktop environments into Applixware Office documents. These advances clearly differentiate Applixware Office from its competitors in its alignment with leading edge Linux desktop technologies."

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