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VNU Net: Compuware looking at viability of Linux

“Software house Compuware has revealed that it is
considering porting its Uniface development toolset to Linux
next year.

Compuware claims to be the fifth largest independent software
vendor in the world. Roy Franzen, general manager Uniface, said:
‘We are thinking about brining the whole product suite on Linux in
the May June timeframe next year if customers demand it, but we
will not be providing the software free.’ “

“…Franzen believes enthusiasm could melt away: ‘When they are
confronted with the fact that they have to pay for a solution Linux
may be less popular.’ … Red Hat and Caldera are the hottest
contenders for the choice of Linux distribution, but Franzen said
‘We have no concrete plans.’ “

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