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WordPerfect Office 2000 for Linux

Corel Corporation began shipping its WordPerfect Office 2000 for Linux, a comprehensive office productivity suite. Both the Standard and Deluxe Editions include the download version of Corel LINUX OS, featuring an updated 2.2.14 kernel and X-server 3.3.6, new control panels for hardware management and USB support, improved hardware support during the automatic install, preliminary RPM support in Corel Update, more hardware drivers for video and sound, and improved Windows connectivity in the File Manager. Both editions install on major Linux distributions and are compatible with the Windows version of WordPerfect Office 2000 and Microsoft Office 2000.

Contact: Corel Linux, 800-772-6735, 561-733-6033 (fax), custserv2@corel.com, http://linux.corel.com/.

Diffpack Datafilter Toolbox 1.0

Numerical Objects AS announced their Diffpack Datafilter Toolbox 1.0. This plug-in module to the Diffpack Multi-Physics Simulation Framework provides easy and safe import facilities for third-party finite element meshes. The Datafilter Toolbox can be used either as a stand-alone file-to-file converter or as a linkable library facilitating direct mesh import into customers' Diffpack applications. The Diffpack product line is available on Red Hat Linux 6.0/6.1 and other platforms.

Contact: Numerical Objects AS, Forskningsveien 1, P.O. Box 124 Blindern, N-0314 Oslo, Norway, +47-22-06-73-00, +47-22-06-73-50 (fax), sales@nobjects.com, http://www.nobjects.com/.

Linux-Mandrake Secure Server 7.0

Macmillan USA, partnering with InformIT, announced Secure Server 7.0, a secure web server built within the new Linux-Mandrake 7.0 distribution. Secure Server 7.0 provides graphical tools for easy installation. The Apache-based web server utilizes RSA's BSAFE SSL-C technology for encryption and security. Secure Server 7.0 is designed for Linux professional web server administrators responsible for managing an e-commerce site, intranet or any web site requiring security.

Contact: InformIT, 800-716-0044, orders@informit.com, http://www.informit.com/linux/.

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