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PRNewswire: Mainsoft Extends Strategic Relationship With Microsoft

Mar 22, 2000, 16:46 (3 Talkback[s])

"Leading Provider of Cross-Platform Solutions for the Enterprise to Offer Enhanced Computing Capabilities for the UNIX Environment; New Source Code Available for CAD/CAM and Visual Simulation Markets."

"Mainsoft Corporation, the leader in cross-platform solutions for the enterprise, today announced expanded terms of their WISE agreement with Microsoft Corp. The WISE agreement, signed in 1998, provides Mainsoft access to source code for Windows NT including the recently released Windows 2000. As part of the new terms, Mainsoft will receive additional source code for Windows to provide advanced graphical capabilities for industries, specifically the CAD/CAM and Visual Simulation markets that require this functionality on Windows and Unix. Today's announcement underscores the two companies' commitment to cross-platform support of Windows-based applications through the Win32 APIs."

"Through its relationship with Microsoft, Mainsoft has had access to the source code for Windows to provide a Windows platform for UNIX, called MainWin. This is the leading technology infrastructure for Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) and IT professionals to re-host Windows NT-based applications onto the UNIX and Linux platforms. By utilizing MainWin, companies have the power to develop software on the Windows NT platform and deploy it to several different operating environments simultaneously."

Press release.