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Applix response to the NewsForge article on giving up on the Linux desktop

Nov 28, 2000, 23:12 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michele Webster)
Date: Tue, 28 Nov 2000 18:04:21 -0500
From: Michele Webster michele@vistasource.com
To: applixware-list@vistasource.com

Hi all - hopefully this clears things up -

This letter is in response to the article "Applix Gives Up on the Linux
Desktop" written by Robin Miller and posted on NewsForge on 11/28/00.

It is the belief of VistaSource, Inc. that some of the statements made
in this article are incorrect, and some of the quotations made by RJ
Grandpre were taken out of context.  To correct some of the statements
made in this article, please note the following:

* VistaSource is not "throwing in the desktop towel."  VistaSource will
still produce and sell its desktop product through traditional and
online retailers and through its own online store.  VistaSource has also
committed to future releases of Anyware Desktop (formerly Applixware)
and will continue to provide the same quality product and level of
service to its existing customers.

* The real news is the change of focus from a company that focuses on
desktop applications to one that is forging the way server-centric and
web-based applications.  This shift in focus was announced on August
15th, 2000 at Linux World in San Jose.  For the complete release which
further describes this strategic shift, please visit:

* Active development continues for BOTH Anyware Desktop (Applixware) and
the server version, Anyware Application Server.  Both products are
recognized as integral components of the VistaSource product mix.

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