Mainsoft ships first MainWin 3.0 Application as Microsoft launches Internet Explorer on Unix
SUNNYVALE, Calif. - March 4, 1998 -
Mainsoft, a leading supplier of cross-platform development
tools that migrate Windows applications to the leading Unix platforms, announced today
that Microsoft, (NASDAQ: MSFT), has shipped Internet Explorer 4.0 on Unix by utilizing
MainWin XDE 3.0 as its technology infrastructure.
Microsoft announced today the release of their
award-winning Internet browser, which continues their commitment to providing
cross-platform support to corporations, content developers and users worldwide. Internet
Explorer provides users with the best of breed browser and is the only browser on Unix
that supports rich and standards-based web content such as dynamic HTML and XML.
"Mainsoft's technology has significantly helped
Microsoft in quickly delivering Internet Explorer on Unix to customers," said Ramesh
Parameswaran, group manager for Internet Explorer/Unix for Microsoft. "With the
availability of Internet Explorer for Unix, corporate customers can now deploy and manage
Internet Explorer throughout the enterprise."
Ivor Share, president of Mainsoft added, "The
challenge for supporting all the features needed for Internet Explorer on Unix raised the
functionality of MainWin 3.0 to make Mainsoft the leading provider of the Windows platform
"Now, most developers can harness this functionality
and bring Windows 95/NT applications to the Unix market. In addition, Mainsoft technology
combined with Internet Explorer for Unix provides what Unix software vendors and customers
have been asking for-- a tool to use Windows infrastructure such as COM on Unix and a
browser to use those applications," said Ivor Share. "Internet Explorer itself
both uses and demonstrates the power of COM on Unix."
Pricing and Availability
MainWin 3.0 is now available on Solaris Sparc 2.51
platform. MainWin XDE 2.1 is currently available on Solaris Sparc 2.51, Solaris Intel
5.5.1, SunOS 4.1.4, Irix 5.3, Irix 6.2, HP UX 10.2 and IBM AIX 4.1.5. Pricing starts at
$15,000 per seat including, support.
Founded in 1975, Microsoft, (NASDAQ: MSFT), is the
worldwide leader in software for personal computers. The company offers a wide range of
products and services for business and personal use, each designed with the mission of
making it easier and more enjoyable for people to take advantage of the full power of
personal computing every day.
Mainsoft is a leading supplier of cross-platform
development tools that migrate Windows applications to Unix platforms. Headquartered in
Sunnyvale, California, Mainsoft targets its products to software developers, ISVs,
government agencies, and OEMs. Additional information on Mainsoft can be obtained by
calling 408-774-3400 or by visiting our web site at www.mainsoft.com.