Mainsoft MainWin product and professional
services to be used by Microsoft to port Internet Explorer technologies to
New Agreement with Microsoft Reinforces Mainsoft's Position as the Leading
Provider of Common Code-Base Cross-Platform Solutions for the Enterprise
SAN JOSE, Calif. - August
14, 2000 - Mainsoft
Corporation, the leader in common code-base cross-platform solutions for the
enterprise, today announced that Microsoft Corp (NYSE: MSFT) has signed an
updated contract with Mainsoft securing Mainsoft's Professional Services
and the right to use MainWinÒ
to port Internet Explorer technologies and potentially other technologies to
Unix platforms. Mainsoft's flagship technology, MainWin, enables software
companies to develop and run Windows applications in the Unix environment.
This announcement underscores Mainsoft's commitment to providing
Internet-based companies with seamless cross-platform development solutions,
along with migration and interoperability applications for Unix and other
The new agreement includes the ability to port the Internet Explorer
technologies and also accommodates other technologies and professional
Windows platform for Unix is the most seamless solution to port Internet
technologies across any platform." said Yaacov Cohen, president of
Mainsoft. "We realize the need for Internet applications to be
cross-platform capable and are pleased to provide our solution to the
enterprise community. Our continued success working with Microsoft
reinforces the unique position of the MainWin solution as a singularly
valuable cross-platform Web infrastructure application for companies doing
business on the Internet."
Mainsoft has worked closely with Microsoft in the past on Internet Explorer for Unix
to meet the needs of Internet-based businesses operating Windows technology.
Microsoft has been distributing Internet Explorer for Solaris and HP/UX
since 1997 by utilizing Mainsoft's MainWin product to port Internet
Explorer technologies to Unix. In this new contract, Microsoft has engaged
Mainsoft's Professional Services organization to assist in maintaining and
updating Internet Explorer for Unix. This support service allows Microsoft
to most effectively benefit from Mainsoft's extensive cross-platform
application development expertise with proven methodologies, best practice
tools and professional skills honed during hundreds of successful porting
technology has been key to our ability to rapidly deliver Internet Explorer
for Unix for our corporate customers," said John Frederickson, General
Manager at Microsoft.
"In offering updates to Internet Explorer for Unix, we are able to
deliver a solution for our customers who request a cross platform
is Mainsoft's Windows platform for Unix systems including Linux. MainWin
includes the implementation of Win32 APIs and Windows-based services on
Unix. Through strategic agreements with Microsoft, Mainsoft has access to
Windows NT- and Windows 2000-based source code. Mainsoft has incorporated
several million lines of original Windows-based source code into MainWin.
This ensures that applications developed with C, C++ and Dynamic HTML
for Windows will run on Unix as it does on Windows. To
date, the company has deployed more than one million end-user licenses of
MainWin. For example,
some of the leading business applications re-hosted to Unix and Linux with
MainWin include: Microsoft Internet Explorer; Microsoft Outlook Express;
Computer Associates' OpenRoad;
Alcatel's X-Vision Enterprise and Magic's Enterprise Edition V.8.
About Mainsoft Corporation
Mainsoft provides a Windows platform for Unix. Its flagship
product MainWin allows developers to create applications and deploy the
software code to several different operating environments simultaneously.
headquarters is located in San Jose, California, with sales offices in
Boston, Washington D.C., London and Israel. Mainsoft's customers include
Fortune 1000 companies including ISVs, corporate enterprise software
developers, government agencies and OEMs. In 1999, a strategic alliance was
formed with Crystal Systems Solutions, who took a controlling interest in
Mainsoft, to leverage financial and synergistic business opportunities in
the corporate IT marketplace.
For additional information on Mainsoft Corporation, call 408.544.1400 or
visit their Web site at www.mainsoft.com.
Crystal Systems Solutions
Crystal Systems Solutions Ltd. (NASDAQ:CRYS
) has been providing proprietary
software technologies and services for Fortune 1000 companies since 1987.
Crystal's solutions include e-Business enabling for legacy systems,
cross-platform migration and IT mergers and consolidations. Crystal supports
its customers, both directly and via its partners, offering end-to-end
solutions through consultancy, assistance and service in conjunction with
its wide variety of proprietary software tools.
Systems Solutions is a member of the Formula Group (NASDAQ:FORTY ). The
Formula Group is an international information technology company principally
engaged, through its subsidiaries and affiliates, in providing software
consulting services developing proprietary software products, and providing
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