Yggdrasil Computing, Inc. has announced the availability of its new Linux CD-ROM set. The Winter 1996 edition of Linux Internet Archives contains six CDs. These CDs include the free Linux software from Tsx-11 and Sunsite, the GNU archive on prep.ai.mit.edu, the X11R6 archives including the free contributed X11R6 software from ftp.x.org, the Internet RFC standards, and a total of nine non-Yggdrasil Linux distributions. Price: $22.95 plus shipping.
MicroEdge, Inc. has announced the release of Visual SlickEdit for X-Windows. Visual SlickEdit is available on several Unix platforms including AIX RS6000, HP-UX, Solaris-Sparc, Solaris-Intel, SunOS, SGI Irix, Digital Unix, and Linux. The release of Visual SlickEdit for X-Windows signals the first time that a single graphical programming editor has achieved true cross-platform status. Visual SlickEdit is available for OS/2, Windows, Windows95,and Windows NT. Per-user prices: Linux, $195; X-Windows, $395; Windows, $295; OS/2, $219.00.
Contact: MicroEdge, Inc., P.O. Box 18038, Raleigh, NC 27619-8038. Phone: (800) 934-EDIT. Fax: (919) 831-0101.
SAS Institute has announced the availability of Emulus, its popular 3270 terminal emulation software, for the Linux operating system on Intel-based hardware. Emulus is an X-Windows/Motif application which uses TCP/IP to establish a connection to an IBM mainframe host, emulating a 3270 terminal. Included with Emulus is Helplus, an interactive hypertext help system modeled after Microsoft's WinHelp. Helplus is used to provide on-line Help for Emulus, but can also be used to build Help files for use with other X applications. It accepts the same input as WinHelp (help project files and RTF source), reads either XPM or GIF graphics files, and also supports standard WinHelp features such as secondary windows, pop-up topics, topic annotations, bookmarks, and most WinHelp macros. Price: $99.00 on CD-ROM for Linux.
Contact: SAS Institute, Book Sales division, (919) 677-8000.
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