REAL Software Ships REALbasic 2006 Release 3 for Linux; Gives Visual Basic Development Teams a Quick Path to Linux

In addition to the over 100 features and fixes that have been added, REALbasic 2006 Release 3 for Linux has been specifically tested and optimized for use with SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop from Novell.

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Where Mono focuses on bringing .NET applications to Linux, REALbasic migrates Basic applications to Linux. With SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop and REALbasic, enterprises now have a true alternative to the Windows desktop.

Austin, TX (PRWEB) July 6, 2006

REAL Software, Inc., provider of REALbasic, cross-platform that really works, announced today that REALbasic 2006 Release 3 for Linux is available now. In addition to the over 100 features and fixes that have been added, REALbasic 2006 Release 3 for Linux has been specifically tested and optimized for use with SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop from Novell.

"REALbasic is a great tool for Linux," stated Miguel de Icaza, vice president of developer platforms for Novell. "Where Mono focuses on bringing .NET applications to Linux, REALbasic migrates Basic applications to Linux. With SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop and REALbasic, enterprises now have a true alternative to the Windows desktop."

"SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop is the best Linux desktop on the market," stated Geoff Perlman, president and CEO of REAL Software. "Rather than waiting for Vista we think many IT managers and CIOs will now make the move to Linux because it's more secure, less expensive, and much more open than Windows. And for those businesses who are still locked into Windows by their legacy Visual Basic applications, REAL Software will help move those applications to SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop. We look forward to helping Novell convert a lot of Windows shops to Linux."

REALbasic 2006 Release 3 for Linux includes the following new features:

  • Version control format. Save and export projects in text
format for use with version control systems such as CVS

and Subversion.

  • Usability and productivity updates. Improved project
navigation, including the following:

    o Automatically save state and option settings from

     session to session

    o Open various editors in separate windows depending on

     set preferences

    o Set default properties and properties lists in

     separate floating palettes

    o Icons and non-printing characters can now be used as

     menu item shortcuts

  • Linux-specific improvements.
    o Improved user experience and increased reliability

     for REALbasic and the applications it creates for

     Linux.

Pricing and Availability

Any REALbasic user with a current update plan can download REALbasic 2006 Release 3 now and begin using it at no additional cost. Upgrades start at $49. REALbasic for Linux Standard Edition is offered for free (as in beer). For new users, REALbasic for Linux Professional Edition, required for cross-platform deployment, is $500. REALbasic 2006 Release 3 is available now and can be downloaded directly from REAL Software at migrate your windows software to Linux today with REALbasic. Free 15-day trial versions are available at Try REALbasic for Linux.

About the REALbasic Rapid Release Model

REALbasic is delivered via a rapid release model, a business model that other companies, including Microsoft, have recently started to adopt. The rapid release model enables new fixes and features to be added, tested and released in a short period of time and improves software quality and reliability. REALbasic's rapid release model speeds new features and fixes to customers every 90 days.

About REAL Software

REAL Software provides REALbasic, Cross-Platform That Really Works, for people who want to create and deliver cross-platform software for Windows, Macintosh and Linux. REALbasic is highly compatible with Visual Basic and includes a utility to help migrate Visual Basic applications cross-platform to Macintosh and Linux. REAL Software was founded in 1996 and is based in Austin, Texas. For more information visit cross-platform that really works or call 512.328.7325.

©2006 REAL Software, Incorporated. REAL Software, REALbasic and the REAL Software cube logo are registered trademarks of REAL Software, Inc. All other names mentioned are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders in the United States and other countries.

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