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 site, www.borland.com/jbuilder/foundation/. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20010118/INPRLOGO ) "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 customers." "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 www.borland.com/jbuilder. About Borland 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. Borland's brand and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of Borland Software Corporation, formerly known as Inprise Corporation. Other names mentioned herein may be trademarks of the party using such names. 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