New Products

iHTML Merchant 2.0, Auto-Changer, JetStor RAID and more.
iHTML Merchant 2.0

Inline Internet Systems, Inc. announced the availability of the iHTML Merchant 2.0 software solution for electronic commerce on the Internet. iHTML Merchant 2.0 enables business owners, web developers and ISPs to deploy sophisticated on-line storefronts. Upgrades of the software from 1.0 are $149US. Version 2.0 is $739US per web server, which includes iHTML Pro 2.16 (available separately at $590US). Contact: Inline Internet Systems, Inc., 7305 Rapistan Court, Mississauga, ON L5N 5Z4, Canada, Phone: 905-813-8800, Fax: 905-813-8286, E-mail:, URL:


UniTrends Software has released Auto-Changer, tape library software for Linux. Auto-Changer allows Linux users to back up and work with tape libraries. CTAR sells for $195 on Linux (Intel) and Auto-Changer is $149 for Linux, but must be used with CTAR, the Business Critical Backup Solution.

Contact: UniTrends Software Corporation, 1601 Oak St., Suite 201, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577, Phone: 800-648-2827 (or 843-626-2878 outside the US), Fax: 843-626-5202, E-mail:, URL:

JetStor RAID

AC&NC announced the JetStor RAID desktop-sized SCSI disk array system which includes a new high-performance RAID controller as well as functional improvements. Complete information including technical specifications can be found on Advanced Computer and Network Corporation's web site. Sample pricing: 32GB for $6,500, 63GB for $7,999 and 126GB for $12,250.

Contact: AC&NC, 5001 Baum Blvd., Suite 770, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, Phone: 412-683-9010, Fax: 412-683-9070, E-mail, URL:

VariCAD 7.0-1.0

VariCAD has released a new version of its professional CAD system for mechanical engineering—VariCAD 7.0-1.0. VariCAD 7.0-1.0 is able to communicate with rendering software and FEM software (Cosmos, NuGraf, etc.). Free trial and demo versions are available at VariCAD's web site. The prices of the VariCAD system remain unchanged—VariCAD for Linux is $299-$499.

Contact: VariCAD, 931 Greenbriar Avenue, Ottawa, ON K2C 0J8, Canada, Phone 613-723-0953, E-mail:, URL:

MetaCard 2.2

MetaCard Corporation announced the release of MetaCard 2.2. New features include support for new image formats including PNG and animated GIFs, the ability to resize images on all platforms, and many new properties, commands and functions to make application development faster and easier. The free MetaCard 2.2 Starter Kit is available from the MetaCard web site.

Contact: MetaCard Corporation, 4710 Shoup Pl., Boulder, CO 80303, Phone: 303-447-3936, Fax: 303-499-9855, E-mail:, URL:

Macsyma 421 for Linux

Macsyma Inc. announced the release of Macsyma 421 math software for Linux. Macsyma offers mathematical power in symbolic, numerical and graphical mathematics. The PC interface offers Macsyma's MathTips Advisor, which allows users to type questions in their own words and receive executable “tips”. The U.S. commercial price for Macsyma 421 for Linux workstations is $249 (or $199 without paper manuals).

Contact: Macsyma Inc., 20 Academy Street, Arlington, MA 02476, Phone: 781-646-4550, Fax: 781-646-3161, E-mail:, URL:

HP Firehunter Supports Linux

Hewlett-Packard Company announced that its HP Firehunter family of Internet service-management solutions, targeted for the Internet service provider (ISP) community, now supports Red Hat Linux. HP Firehunter is a family of measurement and monitoring solutions designed specifically to help ISPs proactively manage Internet services such as mail, news and web functions. The product family includes Firehunter/L ($1,450) for small ISPs running up to 20 Internet servers and Firehunter 1.5 for mid-sized providers with up to 60 servers. See web site for pricing.

Contact: Hewlett-Packard Company, 3000 Hanover Street, Palo Alto, CA 94304, Phone: 650-857-1501, URL:



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Re: Macsyma Corporation

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Macsyma Corporation--- does it still exist? Their supposed website is unreachable, so I called the phone number listed in the Linux Journal new product announcement. The lady who answered (obviously now a personal residience) says she has had this number for months, and gets a lot of calls for Macsyma. Does anyone know if somebody else picked up the product? It seems fairly evident that Macsyma Corporation itself is history. But I'd still like to get their software (and get it legally) if possible.