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. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20010118/INPRLOGO ) "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 time-to-market." 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 http://www.borland.com/kylix . 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 . 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. NOTE: 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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