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System Manager in a Box

PegaSoft announced the beta release of their new Linux product, System Manager in a Box (SMiaB). This administration tool addresses the need for experienced system administrators to diagnose installation, configuration and run-time problems. Using artificial intelligence techniques, SMiaB performs more than 2000 system checks and reports not only which files have problems, but which systems are affected and why. SMiaB runs on all major flavors of Linux. Scheduled for release in late spring 1999, SMiaB 1.0 will include commercial editions geared especially to business. The beta is available for download from the PegaSoft web site.

Contact: PegaSoft Canada, 2631 Honsberger Avenue, Jordan Station, ON L0R 1S0, Canada, E-mail:, URL:

ResQ!Net and ResQ!Net for IBM's Host-On-Demand, Inc. announced complete Linux support with its flagship products, ResQ!Net and ResQ!Net for IBM's Host-On-Demand 99. The ResQ!Net products provide graphical 3270/5250 host connectivity for Linux workstation and server applications by instantly transforming old-fashioned mainframe and IBM AS/400 screens into modern graphical interfaces with an easy-to-use Windows look and feel. It is available as both a stand-alone application and as an add-on to IBM's eNetwork Host-On-Demand. ResQ!Net is usable out of the box with existing Linux applications. A free trial version may be requested via the web site.

Contact:, Inc.,130 Cedar Street, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10038, Phone: 212-537-4800, Fax: 212-294-8822, URL:

SNAPIX 3.1.18

ADNT announced a new version of SNAPIX Special Edition for Linux (SEL), an X11/Motif Interface and application generator. It provides an object-oriented, event-driven language, allowing easy use of X11 and Motif libraries under UNIX. SNAPIX SEL is downloadable for free from ADNT's web site, complete with statically linked Motif libraries, so no royalties are due OSF. Commercial versions of SNAPIX are available for Linux and other platforms for those users with a Motif license.

Contact: ADNT, 4 rue Louis Massotte, 78530 Buc, France, Phone: +33-0-1-3920-1010, Fax: +33-0-1-3956-5592, E-mail:, URL:

Sophos Anti-Virus for Linux

Sophos Inc., a developer of network-oriented anti-virus software, announced the release of Sophos Anti-Virus for six versions of UNIX, including Linux. The UNIX implementation of Sophos Anti-Virus includes Sophos' unique SAVI API, enabling third-party developers to integrate with the Sophos Anti-Virus interface. An evaluation copy is free; visit the web site for downloading and pricing of the full product.

Contact: Sophos Inc., 18 Commerce Way, Woburn, MA 01801, Phone: 888-SOPHOS-9, 781-932-0222, Fax: 781-932-0251, E-mail:, URL:


Information Builders announced Linux support for the web-enabled enterprise analysis and reporting solution, WebFOCUS. The WebFOCUS Managed Reporting Environment lets users with little or no database experience create sophisticated reports using objects that have been preconstructed by a database administrator. The WebFOCUS Suite includes Report Broker, an intelligent, Java-based engine that centralizes the scheduling and distribution of reports over the Web, e-mail, printers and faxes. WebFOCUS is available to channel partners through Information Builders' InfoElite Partners Program. Pricing is to be determined at country of origin.

Contact: Information Builders, Two Penn Plaza, New York, NY 10121-2898, Phone: 212-736-4433, Fax: 212-967-6406, E-mail:, URL:

PC ParaChute

UniTrends Software Corporation announced PC ParaChute, a complete crash recovery product for Intel-based PCs. PC ParaChute backs up each PC on the network to the central server through a TCP/IP connection. PC ParaChute can create customized bootable diskettes either centrally or remotely for each PC. It offers such technology as bit-level verification of the backup, software compression (to reduce network traffic), DynaScan-backup verification weeks to months later and a free-space optimizer. PC ParaChute requires Backup Professional, also available for Linux. The cost of PC ParaChute is $35 US per PC.

Contact: UniTrends Software Corporation, 1601 Oak Street, Suite 201, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577, Phone: 800-648-2827, Fax: 843-626-5202, E-mail:, URL: