NEW YORK, Jan. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Today at LinuxWorld Expo (booth #1603),
Borland Software Corporation (Nasdaq: BORL), a leader in e-business
implementation platforms, announced its highly anticipated Borland(R)
Kylix(TM). Kylix is the first native rapid application development (RAD)
environment for the Linux(R) operating system (OS) combining an intuitive
visual design environment, optimizing compiler, interactive debugger and
comprehensive component suite to give developers the tools they need to
deliver Web, desktop and database applications on Linux fast.
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"To bring Linux into the mainstream, it needs professional applications,"
said Bill Claybrook, research director for Aberdeen Group. "Linux developers
need a simplified and standardized environment for creating these applications
faster, and Kylix meets this need like no other development environment has.
Kylix builds on the existing skills, and maintains the same development
paradigm that Windows developers already have, to considerably speed their
Kylix will have a dramatic impact on the Linux marketplace. Millions of
users developing today with Borland Delphi(TM) and Microsoft(R) Visual
Basic(R) will now easily move their skills, knowledge and applications to the
Linux platform and quickly catapult Linux into the corporate mainstream.
With Kylix, developers will quickly and easily create sophisticated
high-performance Linux applications with the ease of drag-and-drop
development. Kylix includes CLX(TM), the component library for cross-platform
development. With CLX, developers will exploit the power of component-based
development to radically speed their time-to-market for high-performance web,
database and desktop applications. Modeled after the award-winning component
library of Borland Delphi and C++Builder(TM), CLX will simplify the migration
of today's Windows-based applications onto the Linux platform. Kylix delivers
a comprehensive palette of over 165 reusable, customizable and extensible CLX
components for immediate productivity out of the box.
"Corporate and individual developers now have an ultra high-performance
high-productivity RAD environment to build applications for the Linux
platform," said Dale L. Fuller, president and CEO, Borland. "Software
developers will take advantage of native code performance and the flexibility
of cross-platform development. Our objective is to make Kylix the standard
for Linux application development."
Apache developers will accelerate their web server development with
NetCLX(TM). NetCLX combines browser, server and database development
technologies to quickly deliver scalable Web applications that support a large
number of users and large volumes of data. With DataCLX(TM) and
dbExpress(TM), developers will easily integrate corporate information into
applications via high-speed database drivers for IBM(R) DB2(R), Oracle(R) 8i,
InterBase(R) and MySQL(TM). Kylix supports major Linux distributions, RedHat,
SuSE and Mandrake.
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
Borland Professional Services Organization
Borland Professional Services Organization will offer customized training
courses and materials to fulfill customers needs, including a seminars series,
eLearning programs, classes and materials to help developers get up-to-speed
quickly with Kylix. For more information on training, please visit Borland's
Web site, http://www.borland.com/training .
Pricing and Availability
Kylix is available in three versions: Server Developer for professional
and corporate Apache Web developers for $1999, Desktop Developer for
professional application developers for $999, and Open Edition for open
source and free software (GPL) developers will be available for free download
or for purchase at $99 (with hardcopy documentation and CD). Kylix Server
Developer and Kylix Desktop Developer will be generally available before the
end of the first quarter 2001. Kylix Open Edition will be available by
mid-2001. For more information about Kylix, please visit the Borland Web
site, http://www.borland.com/kylix .
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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market growth rates in the client/server and Internet software markets, and
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