Spreadsheet Introduced for Linux Retail Market
XESS Standard Edition Available Now


CHAPEL HILL, NC -- August 11, 1999 --

Applied Information Systems (AIS) and Business Logic Corporation (BLC) are proud to introduce the first full-function spreadsheet designed specifically for Linux. The powerful XESS Standard Edition Spreadsheet is one of the first shrink-wrapped applications for the Linux desktop market.

The Standard Edition of the XESS Spreadsheet is designed specifically for Linux users who want familiar spreadsheet functionality with Windows ease-of-use, right on their Linux platform. It is a highly-efficient implementation with attractive screen displays and an intuitive, point-and-click user interface. XESS is also compatible with existing Excel 97, Excel 2000, and Lotus 1-2-3 spreadsheets.

"There is a great need for high-quality desktop applications for Linux. XESS Standard Edition is one of these core productivity applications in an affordable retail edition," said Arthur Coston, president of AIS. "We believe that XESS is clearly the best spreadsheet for Linux."

XESS Standard Edition includes:

XESS Standard Edition works with all major Linux distributions including Red Hat (NASDAQ:RHAT), SuSE, Debian, Caldera, and TurboLinux.

XESS Standard Edition is available from most popular retail and on-line stores. For more information see http://www.blcorp.com

Founded in 1993, Business Logic Corporation is a privately held developer and publisher of financial, legal, utility, and entertainment software for corporate, retail, and online markets.

Applied Information Systems is a 26-year-old supplier of software products and solutions. AIS is a technology leader in network-enabled spreadsheet solutions for end-users, corporate environments, system integrators, and third-party developers. Its products used daily in the most challenging applications -- designing automobiles and airplanes, monitoring spacecraft, deploying troops, controlling the power grid, and trading securities.


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