Vital Inc. announced Trudger, a dynamic multi-platform Internet web agent that makes web surfing possible without a live connection. A preview version can be downloaded from Vital's web site. Trudger uses asynchronous replication to stop an in-progress download with an ability to resume it later, and maximizes transfer rates by parallelizing the download of related links. Trudger is available for Linux at a price of $59.99.
X Engineering Software Systems announced the availability of the NExS 1.2 spreadsheet for Linux. NExS, the Network Extensible Spreadsheet, is a full-featured, graphical spreadsheet developed specifically for Unix and the X Window System. NExS has more than 200 built-in business and scientific functions, and can import and export data in a wide variety of formats (including HTML). In addition the conNExions application programming interface (API) gives external processes complete control of NExS spreadsheets. Demonstration copies can be downloaded from www.xess.com/. NExS is priced at $49 for a single-user, stand-alone spreadsheet, $149 with the added conNExions API and $249 for a floating license.
Network Technologies Inc., announced the introduction of the SC-2X8-6M6M15V-A, a two user, eight PC keyboard, monitor and mouse switch. It can be used to maintain and update networks, to provide technical backup to computer presentations, or to allow an additional point of access to multiple computers. The price for this unit is $3,630.
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Acucobol, Inc. announced the release of Acu4GL for ODBC, a product that interfaces seamlessly from COBOL to Open Database Connectivity (ODBC) compliant data sources. This interface gives developers the ability to communicate with many different database formats without having in-depth knowledge about them, and without writing customer database queries. Acu4GL works behind the scenes to satisfy each request of the executing COBOL application by generating the appropriate ODBC calls. For pricing, use the following contact information.
The InfoMagic Workgroup Server provides high-performance file and printing services to PC and Macintosh clients using the Linux operating system. It is the first Linux distribution designed specifically for servers. Based on networking software created by the Internet community and already in use at hundreds of companies, universities and organizations worldwide, the InfoMagic Workgroup Server provides simple graphical tools for system administration and set-up. A Unix novice can set up a sophisticated server environment in a couple of hours. The InfoMagic Workgroup Server is available unsupported for $75, and supported for $499.
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One of the best things about the UNIX environment (aside from being stable and efficient) is the vast array of software tools available to help you do your job. Traditionally, a UNIX tool does only one thing, but does that one thing very well. For example, grep is very easy to use and can search vast amounts of data quickly. The find tool can find a particular file or files based on all kinds of criteria. It's pretty easy to string these tools together to build even more powerful tools, such as a tool that finds all of the .log files in the /home directory and searches each one for a particular entry. This erector-set mentality allows UNIX system administrators to seem to always have the right tool for the job.
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