Linux Commercial HOWTO: About this document

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This is the Linux Commercial HOWTO. It contains a listing of commercial software which is available for Linux. The Linux Commercial HOWTO doesn’t contain any information on Linux distributions–this is covered by the Distribution HOWTO.

If you contact any companies or purchase any products listed in this document, please mention the Linux Commercial HOWTO.

This document was originated by Harald Milz . It is now maintained by Martin Michlmayr .

If you need to know more about the Linux Documentation Project or about Linux HOWTO’s, feel free to contact the supervisor Greg Hankins .

Greg Hankins will post the listing to several national and international newsgroups on a monthly basis. In addition, the Linux Commercial HOWTO can be found on the World Wide Web at New versions of the Linux Commercial HOWTO are always placed at this site first, so please be sure to check if the copy you are reading is still up to date!

The Linux Commercial HOWTO is not a forum for product announcements or marketing hype; it is a service for potential customers and the whole Linux community. Resellers will not be listed; the list is for companies who produce their software themselves. Two main goals are being aimed at:

  • It shall help companies who want to run Linux to find software solutions and applications. The international distribution of this list will enhance the contact opportunity.
  • It is meant to prove the commercial useability of Linux and thus to encourage other vendors to port their software as well.

Companies and developers who are offering their products for Linux and interested in joining the Linux Commercial HOWTO are invited to fill out the following form and contact me at

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This HOWTO contains tabular entries for each product (example follows). The entry format is similar to the Linux Software Map (LSM) entry (field/stanza lengths are arbitrary). If you want me to add your entry please keep short, otherwise I’ll have to shorten your data. Furthermore, please send me plain ASCII data; no HTML, and no PostScript.


        Databases, Data Visualisation, Development tools, Financial
        Software, Mathematics, Network Management, Text Processing,
        X Windows or Other Software.


The name of your application.


Short description of the package, just the basic functionality.

Distribution media:

Licensing policy:

Whatever applies.  Is there a free demo or shareware version available
via FTP or WWW?  Where?

OS provisions:

Kernel version, XFree86 version, Motif version, RAM, harddisk usage, etc.


Printed documentation, page number, online help, language.

Extra features and add-Ons:

(and their prices)

Price range:

Whatever it costs.


Phone: (U.S. and Canada: if you like to be reachable internationally,
       please don't enter only a +1 800 or +1 900 number)