Borland Partners With Leading Linux(R) Vendors To Distribute JBuilder(TM) 4 Foundation -

The Industry's Top-Rated Java Development Environment

Caldera, TurboLinux, SuSE, and MandrakeSoft to Redistribute JBuilder(TM) 4

Foundation to Linux Customers

Jan 31, 2001, 00:00 ET from Borland Software Corporation

    SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif., Jan. 31 /PRNewswire/ --
 Borland Software Corporation (Nasdaq:   BORL) today at LinuxWorld Expo announced
 that several leading Linux(R) vendors will include Borland(R) JBuilder(TM) 4
 Foundation with their upcoming product offerings. JBuilder 4 Foundation is a
 development environment written entirely in the Java(TM) programming language
 that supports the latest Java 2 platform standards and cross-platform
 development.  The product is available for free download at Borland's Web
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     "JBuilder 4 Foundation's pure Java development environment, including an
 integrated editor, debugger, compiler, visual designers, and wizards, provides
 developers on Linux with an ideal basis for developing Java applications,"
 said Bill Claybrook, research director, Aberdeen Group. "Furthermore, JBuilder
 4 Foundation's sample applications, tutorials, multimedia training, and
 support for the latest Java standards help developers on any platform learn
 Java easily."
     "Many Java developers, especially at the enterprise level, want a
 graphical user interface (GUI) environment," said Darren Davis, vice president
 of research and development for Caldera Systems.  "We believe that Borland
 JBuilder is the predominant Java development environment and intend to include
 it in our developer products coming this year."
     "JBuilder 3.5 has been a very popular development tool included with our
 Workstation Pro 6.1 solution, allowing us to increase the value proposition to
 our enterprise customers," said Craig Oda, vice president of product marketing
 for TurboLinux. "We welcome new features and functions of JBuilder 4 and look
 forward to working with Borland in delivering e-business solutions to our
     "JBuilder is a welcome addition to the extensive development tool suite in
 SuSE Linux 7.1 Professional," said Volker Wiegand, president, SuSE Inc.
 "Thanks to Borland, SuSE is able to offer the best in Java development
 environments to our professional customers."
     "This is not just a trial or demonstration version but a production
 quality tool that Java developers can use now to benefit from the power,
 performance and productivity of JBuilder across multiple platforms, including
 Linux, Solaris(TM) and Windows(R) operating systems," said Tony de la Lama,
 vice president of Borland's Java business unit.  "We are pleased that leading
 Linux vendors are redistributing JBuilder 4 Foundation to their customers and
 confident that users will find the environment highly productive, and in the
 future, will choose to upgrade to our Professional and Enterprise editions."
     About JBuilder(TM) 4 Foundation
     JBuilder 4 Foundation is ideally suited for Java technology developers who
 want a high productivity integrated development environment (IDE) to more
 easily create cross-platform Java applications.   JBuilder 4 Foundation allows
 users to rapidly develop, compile, run and debug applications using JBuilder
 visual tools, as well as through traditional coding methods. Key product
 features include the AppBrowser(TM), to simplify code management;
 CodeInsight(TM) to reduce syntax errors and speed coding; the Java 2 platform
 graphical debugger; and Two-Way-Tools(TM) powered by Java. Additionally, users
 can customize and extend the environment to suit their development needs using
 the Open Tools API, which aims to enable easier integration of tools and
 components from third party vendors. A detailed list of features included in
 JBuilder 4 Foundation is located at
     About Borland
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 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, the community site at or
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