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APPLIX ANNOUNCES AVAILABILITY OF ASTER-X FOR DIGITAL EQUIPMENT CORPORATION'S ALPHA AXP ARCHITECTURE

 APPLIX ANNOUNCES AVAILABILITY OF ASTER-X
 FOR DIGITAL EQUIPMENT CORPORATION'S ALPHA AXP ARCHITECTURE
 WESTBOROUGH, Mass., Nov. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Applix(R), Inc. today announced that it is currently porting its Aster-x workgroup productivity software to Digital Equipment Corporation's (NYSE: DEC) 64-bit Alpha AXP(tm) RISC platforms. Aster-x will be available for Alpha AXP RISC platforms running Digital's OSF/1(tm) operating system in March 1993.
 Available for most UNIX-based workstations and X-terminals, Aster-x is a programmable suite of applications and tools that offers users the ability to create, edit, and exchange information in text, graphical and multimedia formats. Aster-x offers advanced word processing, integrated graphics, as well as optional spreadsheets, mail and filter packs. Its flexibility is greatly enhanced by its extension language facility (ELF), a powerful macro scripting language that allows users to customize the Aster-x graphical user interface, automate mission- critical tasks and fully integrate and live-link Aster-x with outside data sources and applications.
 "The exceptional price/performance of Alpha AXP clearly demonstrates Digital's commitment to the workstation market," said D.J. Long, vice president of marketing for Applix, Inc. "As a Digital MIDAS partner and a leading provider of UNIX-based workgroup software, Applix applauds Digital for its technological innovation and leadership. Offering Aster-x for OSF/1 on Alpha AXP is a natural extension of support to our Digital RISC ULTRIX customers migrating towards this evolutionary technology," added Long.
 Alpha AXP is Digital's 64-bit RISC computing architecture, designed to support fast, uniprocessor and multiprocessor implementations that are scalable from palmtop to supercomputer. The architecture is designed to endure over the next 25 years. The Alpha AXP architecture supports multiple operating systems -- including OpenVMS, DEC OSF/1 and Windows NT -- to provide a breadth of applications to a broad range of markets.
 Through its open business practices, Digital and its partners are offering Alpha AXP technology worldwide at all levels of integration -- chips, boards, systems, compilers, and operating systems. Through its open services, Digital will service Alpha AXP technology at all levels for integration from any vendor.
 Applix, Inc. headquartered in Westborough, Mass., is the leading developer and worldwide supplier of UNIX and X-Windows-based workgroup productivity software. Its products are sold in Fortune 2000 companies, leading universities and many international organizations. Customers include McDonnell Douglas, Federal Express, General Electric, Xerox, General Motors, Motorola, Bell Atlantic and Salomon Brothers.
 Digital Equipment Corporation, (NYSE: DEC) headquartered in Maynard Mass., is the leading worldwide supplier of networked computer systems, software and services. Digital pioneered and leads the industry in interactive, distributed and multivendor computing. Digital and its partners deliver the power to use the best integrated solutions -- from desktop to data center -- in open information environments.
 Applix is a registered trademark of Applix, Inc., Aster-x is a trademark of Applix, Inc., Alpha AXP is a trademark of Digital Equipment Corporation, all other product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.
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 /CONTACT: Amy Weinstein of Applix, Inc., 508-870-0300, ext. 388; Lynn Berman of Digital Equipment Corporation, 508-467-4419; or Mary Campbell of Rourke & Company, 617-267-0042, for Applix/
 (DEC) CO: Applix, Inc.; Digital Equipment Corporation ST: Massachusetts


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