Software in the Public Interest announced the release of Debian Linux 1.1, a free-software Linux system. The Debian 1.1 system includes 474 software packages, including the Linux 2.0 kernel and all-ELF executables. A complete list with descriptions can be found at www.debian.org/debian/FTP. Debian allows the entire system, or any individual component, to be up-graded in place without reformatting, without losing custom configuration files, and (in most cases) without rebooting the system. Debian Linux 1.1 can be retrieved from ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/Debian-1.1/.
OSM (Open Systems Management) announced the release of COS/Print, a network-aware spooling and printer management package for Unix platforms including Linux. COS/Print provides full control over print jobs, queues and printers, plus multiple levels of security. It is available as a stand-alone product for $400 or as part of OSM's COSMOS systems management printer package.
Contact: Open Systems Management Inc., 1111 Third Avenue, Suite 2500, Seattle, WA 98101, Phone: 206-583-8373, Fax: 206-292-4965, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Amtec Engineering has announced the release of Tecplot version 7.0. Tecplot provides engineers and scientists with the broadest set of tools available for visualizing and plotting large amounts of data. This new release features a new graphical user interface, animation and page layout. Tekplot offers a wide variety of viewing options, including wire-mesh plots, contour lines, vector fields and XY plots, all easily annotated and customized. Tecplot runs on most Unix workstations (under Motif) including Linux. Single-user pricing ranges from $995 to $3,195, depending on the platform and the license type.
Thought Inc. announced the release of their new product VanillaSearch, a new Java based pattern matching search class derived from Perl and grep syntax. VanillaSearch provides an extremely powerful unicode pattern-matching search capability, using industry standard English or programmer defined foreign language META characters. VanillaSearch is available for students and non-commercial use for $49.00; for commercial use for $495 for the binary code only and $995 for both binary and source code.
Dimension X has released a beta version of their Liquid Reality developers kit. Liquid Reality is the first platform independent implementation of VRML 2.0 coded entirely in Java. The toolkit includes support for 3-D sound, compatibility with multi-user servers, an open API, 250 classes to support 3-D content creation, Java classes, access to ICE, a low level high speed 3D graphics engine and the ability to create VRML2.0 applets that do not have to be installed on the desktop. The beta version can be downloaded free from the Dimension X web site, www.dimensionx.com.
X inside, Inc. announced a software implementation of OpenGL for Linux. OpenGL is a software package developed by Silicon Graphics for the rendering of 3D objects. Product features include support for seven operating systems, over 400 graphics cards and chip sets, 4bpp and 8bpp color index mode, support for 8bpp, 15bpp, 15bpp and 224bpp rgb mode, direct rendering to the frame buffer and loadable X-server extension to Accelerated X. This product is available for under $350 per seat.
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