New Products

Linux Office Solutions, CodeWizard 3.1, eEMU and more.
Linux Office Solutions

VistaSource, a new, wholly owned subsidiary of Applix, Inc., has released three cornerstone products, Applixware Words, Spreadsheets and Office for Linux v5.0, in conjunction with the launch of the new company. The suite, Office, includes an extensive filtering capability to allow document exchange with Microsoft Office 2000, Corel WordPerfect and other file formats. Words for Linux and Spreadsheets for Linux are now available as two separate products.

Contact: VistaSource Inc., 114 Turnpike Rd., Westboro, MA 01581, 508-870-0300, 508-366-4873 (fax),,

CodeWizard 3.1

Originally developed for C++ developers, CodeWizard is a static analysis tool which automatically enforces industry-respected coding standards. The latest version has additional rules for C developers and enhanced customization capabilities for the RuleWizard module and new metric rules in its rule set.

Contact: ParaSoft, 2031 S. Myrtle Ave., Monrovia, CA 91016, 888-305-0041, 626-305-3036 (fax),,


eEMU (enterprise Event Management Utility) is a simple yet powerful event-management framework. The commercial version features high-speed processing, low disk-space requirements, improved security and other useful enterprise environment features. It comes with an enhanced event browser and monitoring agent kits for various platforms. The server software is available for Linux, Solaris and Windows NT. Technical support is included.

Contact: Jarrix Systems Pty Ltd, PO Box 8, West Ryde 1685, NSW, Australia, +61-2-9809-1261 (fax),,

RIA Server

Rackmount Integrated Applications (RIA) server is the world's smallest rackmount server and a development platform for high-density Internet and telephony applications. For appliance-based needs, RIA can be pre-loaded with Linux, Apache, SendMail and Crystal's exclusive Web Utility, which allows browser control of systems settings, application settings, management of users and virtual sites, as well as faceplate LCD programming. Up to 52 individual units can be placed in a standard 7-foot rack.

Contact: Crystal Group Inc., 850 Kacena Road, Hiawatha, IA 52233-1204, 800-378-1636, 319-393-2338 (fax),

Exile III: Ruined World

The Linux part of Exile III: Ruined World, an epic fantasy role-playing game, features an involving, intricate plot, an enormous, detailed and changing world, and an elegant, carefully designed game system and interface, with comprehensive on-line help. Exile III for Linux requires glibc 2.1 or later.

Contact: Spiderweb Software, PO Box 85659, Seattle, WA 98145, 206-789-4438, 206-789-6016 (fax),,

User Management in MandrakeSoft 7.1

MandrakeSoft now bundles Enlighten's cross-platform User Management Tool with the MandrakeSoft 7.1 distribution, adding sophisticated system management capability to MandrakeSoft Linux, allowing customers to manage all their users simultaneously from a single graphical console. Enlighten User Management features account creation, configuration, and password management of network user accounts and group membership.

Contact: MandrakeSoft, Inc., 2400 N. Lincoln Ave., Altadena, CA 91001,

Contact: Enlighten Software Solutions, Inc., 999 Baker Way, Fifth Floor, San Mateo, CA 94404, 650-578-0700, 650-578-0118 (fax),,

HostML and ViewML

The HostML Application Server captures and translates large and complex UNIX and IBM application data to XML format, which is then re-rendered using ViewML on a range of systems, including hand-helds and palmtops running Linux, Microsoft Windows CE, Palm, Java and ActiveX. ViewML is based on an open-source project known as Microwindows, which provides a small graphical windowing system for embedded Linux and other platforms.

Contact: Century Software, 5284 South Commerce Dr., Suite C-134, Salt Lake City, UT 84107, 801-268-3088, 801-268-2772 (fax),,