Linux Commercial HOWTO: Office Tools

Description:

This long-awaited release is ideal for technical writers, authors, and researchers. Previously available only on PC’s, the product offers the ultimate reference tool for Linux users, with full definitions for well over 200,000 words, plus pronunciations, derivations, proper usage, idioms and sample sentences. The world reknowned Roget’s 500,000 word Thesarus is fully integrated with the AHD. Browse, word and topic search, anagrams and more. Single user, network, academic and site licenses are available for Linux and key Unix platforms.

Distribution media:

CD-ROM, tapes, Internet (FTP and WWW).

Licensing policy:

Single user node locked or server license (shared). A free unclockable demo is available at our web site.

OS provisions:

Motif GUI, 8-16 MB RAM, 15 MB harddisk or run from the CD-ROM.

Documentation:

Documentation as a help text file. English language.

Product support:

Maintenance available. Call DUX for details.

Extra features and add-ons:

Addlitional reference volumes and additional language support to be announced.

Available since:

February, 1997.

Countries with distribution:

Currently sold in the USA and Germany. However, sales are made internationally via unclockable FTP/WWW copies and sold with authorized major credit card.

Price range:

US$49.95 for node lock single user. Call DUX or an authorized reseller for sliding scale or site license pricing.

Vendor:

DUX Software Corporation


425 Sherman Ave. Ste 330
Palo Alto, CA 94306
U.S.A.

Phone:

+1 800 543 4999, +1 415 473 1800

Fax:

+1 415 462 8723

EMail:

sales@dux.com

URL:

http://www.dux.com

Contact:

Bob Adams, Rob DuFrane

Last modified:

August 7, 1997.

15.2 Applixware Office Suite for Linux

Description:

Fully-graphical, fully-integrated office suite for Linux. Includes word processor, spreadsheet, presentation graphics, mail and HTML authoring software. Also ships with a version of Red Hat Linux. The Developer’s version includes all of the above and the builder (rapid application development) program.

Distribution media:

CD-ROM.

Licensing policy:

Per machine license.

OS provisions:

Kernel 1.2.13 or better, XFree86 3.1.2 or better, 16 MB RAM, 150 MB hard disk.

Documentation:

Printed docs approximately 750 pages, online docs approximately 3000 pages, English.

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Product support:

Installation support for 60 days by EMail or fax. Additional support based on number of users, etc. Contact Red Hat Software. Upgrades are offered at discounted prices to registered users. Applixware users can subscribe to applixware-list@redhat.com and archives of FAQs on web site.

Extra features and add-ons:

Add-on documentation.

Available since:

July, 1996.

Countries with distribution:

North America, Europe, Japan, Australia.

Price range:

US$79.95 (student version) to $495 (developer’s version).

Vendor:

Red Hat Software, Inc.


4201 Research Commons, Suite 100
79 TW Alexander Drive, P.O. Box 13588
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
U.S.A.

Phone:

+1 888 REDHAT 1, +1 919 572 6500

Fax:

+1 919 572 6726

EMail:

redhat@redhat.com

URL:

http://www.redhat.com

Contact:

Lisa Sullivan

Last modified:

August 4, 1997.

15.3 D.M.S. Document Management System

Description:

The system collects documents in Tiff-g4, PostScript and JPEG and organizes them in folders with record information like names and descriptions. The system can be access using any web broswer: viewing, modify, full text retrieval and faxing are provided by a web interface. New documents are made by printing to printer spooler.

Licensing policy:

The system is installed by vendor on your Linux box with a server licence, unlimited clients, unlimited document number.

OS provisions:

Linux 2.0.

Documentation:

HTML.

Extra features and add-ons:

SQL server integrationm, print capture from accounting software.

Price range:

Upon request.

Vendor:

Studio LEADER Pro


Via Pietrastretta, 76
I-38100 Trento
Italy

Phone:

+39 461 828229

Fax:

+39 461 829826, +39 461 829877

EMail:

DMS@leader.it

URL:

http://www.leader.it

Contact:

Guido Brugnara

Last modified:

August 19, 1997.

15.4 HotWire EasyFAX

Description:

Fully functional GUI Fax Management Program.

Distribution media:

Internet (WWW).

Licensing policy:

Free fully functional eval from WWW site..

OS provisions:

5.5 MB Disk, 4 MB RAM.

Documentation:

Online context-sensitive help.

Product support:

Via EMail and Usenet only.

Available since:

January 1, 1997.

Countries with distribution:

USA/Canada (Unisource Systems, Inc.), Germany/Europe (Delix Computer, GmbH).

Price range:

US$99.

Vendor:

Unisource Systems, Inc.


1409 N. Cove Blvd.
Longwood, FL 32750
U.S.A.

Phone:

+1 407 834 1973

Fax:

+1 407 834 8013

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EMail:

sales@unisrc.com

URL:

http://www.unisrc.com

Contact:

Gary Heller

Last modified:

October 3, 1997.

15.5 NExS, the Network Extensible Spreadsheet

Description:

NExS is a full-featured graphical spreadsheet package which is designed to take advantage of the advanced features of Unix and the X Window system. It includes more than 230 computational functions and 13 2D and 3D graph types for engineering, scientific and business applications. NExS is extensible through a network aware API that allows user-defined « plug-ins » to add new features and functions in a variety of programming languages. NExS software plug-in bus includes 63 « slots » for remote processes to connect and extend NExS’ basic functionality, allowing for the development of sophisticated networked applications.

Distribution media:

Internet (FTP and WWW).

Licensing policy:

The NExS Personal Edition license is for a single user and single platform type. The owner may use the license on multiple machines. The Professional Edition license is a floating network license which allows a pool of licenses to be used on any supported platform in your network. Without a license, NExS runs in « demo mode » with limited functionality.

OS provisions:

NExS runs on Linux kernels which support ELF binaries. There are two flavors for Linux, one which requires Motif 2.0 shared libraries, and one which includes Motif 2.0 statically linked.

Documentation:

The NExS User Guide is available in PostScript (letter format, 431 pages, or A4 format, 403 pages), and in HTML. API and tclNExS documentation are available separate from the User Guide, also in PostScript and HTML format. Printed documentation is also available. All documentation is in English.

Product support:

EMail support is standard at no cost. Phone-in support is available for a charge. Bug fix and minor version releases (e.g., 1.2.x -> 1.3.0) are no cost. Major releases are substantially discounted for existing licensees.

Extra features and add-ons:

NExS plug-ins and user-contributed code are available at http://www.xess.com/plugins.html.

Available since:

1994.

Countries with distribution:

World wide.

Price range:

  • US$149 ($99 academic) for Personal Edition
  • US$249 ($125 academic) for Professional Edition

Vendor:

X Engineering Software Systems (XESS) Corp.


P.O. Box 33091
Raleigh, NC 27636
U.S.A.

Phone:

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+1 800 961 7840, +1 919 387 0076

Fax:

+1 919 387 1302

EMail:

info@xess.com

URL:

http://www.xess.com

FTP:

ftp://ftp.vnet.net/pub/users/xess/NExS

Contact:

Dave Van den Bout

Last modified:

March 15, 1997.

15.6 Xclamation

Description:

Xclamation has multidocument capabilities, multi-column and gutters capabilities, magnetic ruler marks, integration of text, bitmap or vectorized images within polymorphous frames, complex editing operations on frames (including logical, zooming, outlining, rotation, background transparency, etc.), and text exportation in HTML format.

Distribution media:

CD-ROM, tape, Internet (FTP).

Licensing policy:

Workstation or floating licenses. Downloadable demo version from our web site.

OS provisions:

8-16 MB RAM, 10 MB harddisk or run from the CD-ROM. a.out or ELF version.

Documentation:

Online HTML help and printed documentation. English or French language.

Available since:

1996.

Countries with distribution:

World wide.

Price range:

US$75.

Vendor:

AXENE, Inc.


30 Montgomery street, suite 604
Jersey City, NJ 07302-3821
USA

Phone:

+1 201 434 4244

EMail:

info@axene.com

URL:

http://www.axene.com/english/xclamation.html

Last modified:

September 9, 1997.

15.7 XQuad

Description:

XQuad features all the necessary functions for scientific and financial calculations and for graphical presentation of numerical data, including over 100 mathematical, logical, and string manipulation functions, various types of graphs (from histograms to radar), importation of external data files (text, Excel, etc.), production tools which allow text in cells to have automatic effect on graphical presentation.

Distribution media:

CD-ROM, tape, Internet (FTP).

Licensing policy:

Workstation or floating licenses. Downloadable demo version from our web site.

OS provisions:

8-16 MB RAM, 10 MB harddisk or run from the CD-ROM. a.out or ELF version.

Documentation:

Online HTML help and printed documentation. English or French language.

Available since:

1996.

Countries with distribution:

World wide.

Price range:

US$75.

Vendor:

AXENE, Inc.


30 Montgomery street, suite 604
Jersey City, NJ 07302-3821
USA

Phone:

+1 201 434 4244

EMail:

info@axene.com

URL:

http://www.axene.com/english/xquad.html

Last modified:

September 9, 1997.