GraphOn Bridges to Enable Corel LINUX OS to Instantly Access and Run Windows Applications Seamlessly |
Thursday, January 6, 2000 09:08 AM
CAMPBELL, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 6, 2000--GraphOn Corporation, (Nasdaq: GOJO, news, msgs) (www.graphon.com) has signed a licensing agreement with Corel Corporation (CORL) to integrate GraphOn's Bridges(TM) connectivity software into Corel(R) LINUX(R) OS. By integrating Bridges, Corel LINUX becomes the first and only complete desktop Linux operating system that lets users instantly access and run Windows(R) applications unchanged and seamlessly on their Linux PCs or devices over any dial-up, network or Internet connection and without the need for any additional hardware.
"Linux has been embraced as a truly viable, powerful and stable alternative to Windows, but the market still has a large investment in Windows applications," says Walt Keller, CEO and president of GraphOn Corporation. "Corel and GraphOn are taking Corel LINUX to the next level by giving users the freedom to adopt Linux on their desktop while still using their familiar Windows applications. It's no longer a matter of one OS or the other. GraphOn Bridges and Corel LINUX let users have it all."
"Our licensing agreement with GraphOn marks a major step in speeding the market's migration to Linux on the desktop," said Dr. Michael Cowpland, president and chief executive officer of Corel Corporation. "GraphOn technology is eliminating the one greatest roadblock to Linux's success on the desktop by providing users the easiest way to access and run the Windows or Linux applications of their choice."
Anyone running Corel LINUX OS featuring GraphOn Bridges on their desktop can instantly connect to and run Windows applications residing on any other PC using the integrated GraphOn Bridges(TM) software. The Bridges host portion of the software resides on the server alongside the desired Windows applications. The tiny Bridges Linux client (a software file about the size of a one-page word-processed document) enables the desktop PC to run the Windows applications over the Internet or even the thinnest connections such as dial-up phone lines. While the web-enabled Windows applications run on a different PC, they appear and perform as though they reside on the user's local Linux-based desktop PC or display device.
Corel LINUX OS featuring GraphOn Bridges is scheduled to be available in the second quarter 2000.
GraphOn's award-winning Bridges software allows any display device to run any application over any type of connection, including low bandwidth, dial-up and wireless. GraphOn's products instantly web- enable any type of application, including Windows, Linux and UNIX applications without any software modification. GraphOn Bridges products provide organizations of all types the freedom of choice today and in the future--freedom in the choice of applications, operating systems and their connectivity framework, while achieving high performance and lower cost. GraphOn, which markets its solutions through OEM licenses, independent software vendors, application service providers and system integrators, is headquartered in Silicon Valley and is traded on the Nasdaq under the ticker, GOJO. For more information, please visit the company's web site at graphon.com. Bridges eliminates the need to license the Windows NT kernel, Windows 2000, Terminal Services, or Citrix MetaFrame and also eliminates the need for any additional intermediary hardware.
Corel Corporation is an internationally recognized developer of award-winning business productivity, graphics and operating system solutions on the Windows(R), Linux(R), UNIX(R), Macintosh(R) and Java(TM) platforms. Corel also develops market-leading, Web-based solutions including applications, contents, e- commerce and online services. For access to these services and more information go to www.corel.com or www.corelcity.com. Corel is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada. Corel's common stock trades on the NASDAQ Stock Market under the symbol CORL and on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol COR.
This press release contains statements that are forward looking as that term is defined by the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are based on current expectations that are subject to risks and uncertainties. Actual results will differ due to factors such as shifts in customer demand, product shipment schedules, product mix, competitive products and pricing, technological shifts and other variables. Readers are referred to GraphOn's most recent reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Note to Editors: GraphOn, Bridges, GO-Joe, GO-Global, GO-Between, and jBridge are trademarks or registered trademarks of GraphOn Corp.
CONTACT: GraphOn Corporation
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