From: Caldera Information < firstname.lastname@example.org> Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.announce Subject: COMMERCIAL: Caldera Internet Office Suite 1.0 ships Date: Fri, 04 May 1996 01:10:16 GMT Organization: ? Approved: email@example.com (Lars Wirzenius) Message-ID: < firstname.lastname@example.org> CALDERA INTERNET OFFICE SUITE 1.0 SHIPS INTERNET WORLD, SAN JOSE, Calif. Apr. 29, 1996 Caldera, Inc., today began shipping the Caldera Internet Office Suite, a set of mainstream business applications with added Internet-aware functionality. The suite's native Linux applications include Corel's WordPerfect 6.0 for UNIX, NCD Software's Z-mail e-mail package, XESS Software's NExS Spreadsheet, and Metrolink's Executive Motif Libraries, each ported natively to Caldera's Linux operating system. "Caldera is introducing proven, commercial technologies ported to the Linux operating system that create a low-cost, secure information environment that takes advantage of the richness of UNIX, the full communication sharing protocols and services of competitive Internet and Intranet technologies, and the simplicity of mainstream business applications," said Bryan Sparks, President of Caldera. Caldera is providing Linux-based products for commercial usage and establishing the missing Linux VAR channel and essential business alliances between the industry's major software vendors. Caldera's Channel Partners and Independent Vendor Partners are now leveraging Linux technologies that have been developed and tested for years by the Internet community. "During the next two months, dozens of mainstream software vendors will be releasing newly ported versions of their products based on Caldera's Linux," said Ransom Love, Vice President of Marketing and Sales for Caldera. "These companies' products will ship along with Caldera's products on the Caldera Solutions CD, scheduled to ship in less than 8 weeks." Products ship on the Caldera Solutions CD as encrypted code that can be unlocked and installed with encoded "keys" purchased through Caldera. Customers and Channel Partners can begin with the Caldera Network Desktop, which includes a comprehensive graphical interface, a complete Linux operating system with source code, Intranet and network management tools, and a native Linux version of Netscape Navigator 2.0, the widely popular client software for enterprise networks and the Internet, with Java and news reader capabilities. Customers and Channel Partners can then purchase and unlock from the Caldera Solutions CD those applications needed for their unique information system. Products on the Caldera Solutions CD include secure web servers, firewall software, databases, spreadsheets, word processors, IP/IPX gateways for NetWare networks (See related joint news release from Caldera, Inc. and JSB Corp. to be distributed 4/30/96), and many other software solutions. By placing their products on the Caldera Solutions CD, Caldera's partners can offer products on the industry's first commodity-priced, UNIX-based platform. The Caldera Solutions CD will ship inside every box of the Caldera Network Desktop sold worldwide. The Caldera Internet Office Suite, the only UNIX business application suite on the market, will sell for $329, considerably less than the combined standalone costs of competitive UNIX-based business applications. Caldera is also shipping WordPerfect and Motif Executive Libraries as a bundle separate from the Internet Office Suite. The price for the WordPerfect/Motif bundle is $250. Technical Support The Caldera Internet Office Suite products will be technically supported for a fee via both email and telephone inquiries. Questions submitted via email will be billed at $10.00 per incident, or as part of a pre-paid contract. For information about customized service contract, customers should call (800) 847-7472. Customers should use the following e-mail addresses for each individual product: WordPerfect: email@example.com NExS Spreadsheet: firstname.lastname@example.org ZMail: email@example.com Technical support via telephone is available through per-minute, per-incident and pre-paid options. Per-minute support is available at (900) 737-3328 for $1.95/minute. Per-incident support is available at (800) 847-7472 or (801) 225-3388 for $20.00/incident. For information about customized pre-paid monthly and annual contracts, customers should call (800) 847-7472. Caldera's products ship with online technical support documentation and help files that can be easily accessed through Netscape's HTML browser, included in the product. Technical information is also available via the WWW at http://www/caldera.com/. Customers will receive technical support for third-party products directly from the vendor who placed the product on the Caldera Solutions CD. Internet-Enabled Features of the Caldera Internet Office Suite The Caldera versions of WordPerfect and NExS assist users in authoring HTML documents that can be published directly to the Internet from the Caldera Network Desktop, sold separately. By using an integrated menu within WordPerfect, users can easily create HTML documents with embedded URL hypertext links, allowing users to author complete Web pages that can be immediately published from the Caldera Network Desktop to the Internet or private Intranets. In addition to a full-featured GUI, the NExS Spreadsheet allows users to update cells remotely from another workstation in a workgroup or from any workstation around the world via the Internet. Users can also import and export Lotus 1-2-3 files. The ability to update information on-the-fly allows organizations to have instantaneous access to data. NExS also enables users to export tables in HTML so they can be immediately accessed via the Internet or within a private Intranet. Z-mail provides full SMTP and MIME type support for Internet and Intranet distributed e-mail, allowing users to easily interact with the Internet as if it were simply an extension of a local network. All of the applications in the Caldera Internet Office Suite are dynamically linked to the included Motif libraries, resulting in improved performance and usability. Caldera suggests that customers run the Caldera Internet Office Suite using 16 MB of RAM. The full suite uses 90 MB of hard disk space. The Caldera Linux Operating System Caldera's mission includes creating the products, alliances, VAR channel, ISV channel, technical support programs and corporate accountability necessary for an emerging technology to obtain widespread implementation in the business environment. Using Linux, Caldera has a solid start. Mirai, a Chicago-based consulting company, polled Webmasters worldwide in 1995 and found that nine percent of World Wide Web servers were running on the Linux operating system (http://www.mirai.com/survey). This places Linux second only to Sun technologies as a UNIX Web server platform. Caldera has created a solid foundation on which third party developers can successfully design, develop, distribute or employ services that meet the needs of the expanding market with low product costs for consumers. Caldera, Inc., a privately held company established in 1994, empowers the Internet community, developers, OEMs, channel partners, ISVs, industry partners, consultants and end-users to collaborate, innovate, build and deliver meaningful computing alternatives based on Linux to the business community. Caldera is at http://www.caldera.com/ or (801) 229-1675. For orders and information call (800) 850-7779. ### Caldera is a registered trademark; and Network Desktop, Caldera Internet Office Suite, and Caldera Solutions CD are trademarks of Caldera, Inc. UNIX is a registered trademark of X/Open. Windows and Windows NT are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corp. Netscape Communications, the Netscape Communications logo, Netscape, and Netscape Navigator are trademarks of Netscape Communications Corporation. 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