Applix Adds Applixware for Linux On Compaq Alpha

New Platform Signifies Growing Commitment to the Linux

WESTBORO, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Dec. 1, 1998–Applix, Inc.
(NASDAQ:APLX – news), a leader in decision support applications for
Linux and UNIX workstations, announced today the release of
Applixware 4.4.1 for Linux running on COMPAQ’s Alpha processor.

Applixware includes Applix Words, Spreadsheets, Graphics,
Presents, HTML Author and Applix Data which provides database
connectivity to Oracle, Informix, Sybase and other Linux databases.
Applix Builder, a graphical, object oriented development tool with
CORBA connectivity is also included in the suite. Microsoft Office
97 document interchange is provided through an Applix developed set
of filters for Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

“Part of the reason that Applix is being successful in the
Linux market is that we’re listening to our customer’s requests. We
have seen strong demand from Linux users who use COMPAQ Alpha based
machines for an integrated office suite and have responded by
porting to their platform.”’ said Jit Saxena, CEO of Applix.

“COMPAQ realizes the importance of Linux in creating a
marketplace for low-cost, high performance Alpha workstations,”
said Jon “Maddog” Hall, Senior Leader of COMPAQ’s Unix
Development organization. “Having a world-class office suite
capable of exchanging documents with other office suites will allow
easier development of documentation, spreadsheet analysis and
annotating presentations.”

Hall who authored the IDG Press publication, “Linux for
Dummies” used the extensive cut and paste features of Applixware
running on an Intel Linux machine in the writing of the book. “Now
I am extremely pleased to have the same capabilities on my COMPAQ
Alpha machine.”

“DCG Computers of Londonderry, New Hampshire is one of the
world’s largest independent resellers of Alpha based workstations
and servers,” Steve Gaudette, President of DCG said. “Applixware
for Linux on the Alpha processor is a great addition to the
platform. Our users who primarily operate in technical environments
will be able to do everything they need on their Alpha machines
without having to resort to using a Windows PC.”

Pricing for the suite is $99 and is available from Applix’s
e-commerce site 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 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

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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