NEW YORK, Jan. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Today at LinuxWorld Expo (booth #1603),
Borland Software Corporation (Nasdaq: BORL), a leading provider of e-business
implementation platforms, announced that major Linux(R) distributions,
including SuSE, Red Hat and MandrakeSoft are certified for Kylix(TM). These
certified Linux distributions offer their customers the ability to quickly and
easily develop applications with Borland(R) Kylix.
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Borland Kylix is the first native rapid application development (RAD)
environment for the Linux operating system (OS). Kylix radically simplifies
native Linux application development by offering a high-performance, visual
environment to create powerful desktop, client/server, database and Apache web
"We are very excited to be working with Borland. Kylix will bring with it
countless developers and applications and begin the next wave in Linux
development," said Volker Wiegand, president of SuSE, Inc. "Combining Kylix's
Rapid Application Development with Open Source will accelerate the speed with
which innovations will occur in the Linux community."
"Linux is fast becoming a viable solution for businesses and the addition
of Kylix will intensify the mainstream adoption of Linux," said Baker, chief
information officer of MandrakeSoft.
"Linux needs development environments like Kylix to build critical
applications and solutions," said Drew Spencer, chief technology officer of
Caldera Systems. "Our upcoming server and desktop products will be
"Kylix-ready" and we will be certifying Kylix for Caldera. Caldera
congratulates Borland on the release of the Kylix RAD environment for Linux."
"We are thrilled that the Linux industry leaders are joining forces to
catapult Linux to the forefront of desktop, client/server and e-business
computing," said Michael Swindell, director of product management, RAD tools
About Borland(R) Kylix(TM)
Borland Kylix, the first native-code rapid application development (RAD)
environment for the Linux platform, is a component-based development
environment for two-way visual development of graphical user interface (GUI),
Internet, database and web server applications. Kylix integrates a leading
edge development environment, interactive debugger, intuitive visual designer
and a comprehensive component palette to give developers the tools they need
to deliver Linux applications fast. Kylix's state of the art optimizing
compiler is seamlessly integrated to produce high-performance applications at
high-speed. For more information about Kylix, visit
SuSE Linux is the international technology leader and solutions provider
in Open Source operating system (OS) software. SuSE's unique expertise in
Linux and its largest development team worldwide dedicated to Open Source
software has contributed to the recognition of SuSE as the most complete Linux
solution available today.
SuSE Linux AG, headquartered in Germany, and SuSE Inc., based in Oakland,
CA, are privately held companies focused entirely on supporting the Linux
community and Open Source development. With a workforce of more than
500 people worldwide, SuSE has offices throughout Europe, Latin America and in
the US. For more information please see http://www.suse.com .
MandrakeSoft provides a trusted interface between users of information
technology and open technologists. The company offers customers in the small
office, home office (SoHo), small and medium size enterprise, government and
educational sectors a set of GNU Linux and Open-Source software and related
services, user-friendly and highly competitive information technologies at a
very attractive total cost of ownership. In addition, MandrakeSoft offers
technologists committed to open software and courseware a trusted channel to
offer their services.
The company has technologists in over 20 countries, and has received
funding from major banks and venture capital institutions, including Azeo
Ventures (Lazard Group), ABN AMRO, Viventures, AXA Placement Innovation and
OFIVM. The Linux-MandrakeSoft distribution, which became the leader in US
retail sales last year (PC Data), received the awards for "Best Product of the
Year" and "Best Linux-Distribution/Server" at LinuxWorld Expo 99, as well as
the PC Answers Platinum Award in April 2000, the Linux Magazine Editor's
Choice Award in September 2000 and the Chip Magazine "Best Technique and
Winner of the Test" in December
"Born on the Internet" in late 1998, MandrakeSoft established headquarters
in Pasadena, Berkeley (U.S.), Montreal (Quebec), England and Paris (Europe).
Please visit the Web site, http://www.MandrakeSoft.com for more information.
Borland is a leading provider of high performance e-business
implementation solutions. Borland is the vendor of choice for professional
e-business solution providers who demand a vendor-independent implementation
platform that supports rapid time to market, high productivity, performance
and availability. Founded in 1983, Borland is headquartered in Scotts Valley,
California, with operations worldwide. To learn more, visit Borland at
http://www.borland.com/ , the community site at http://community.borland.com
or call Borland at 800-632-2864.
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