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OSF DELIVERS OSF/1 RELEASE 1.1; RECENT DEVELOPMENT BOOSTS PERFORMANCE, INTERNATIONALIZATION AND ROBUSTNESS

 OSF DELIVERS OSF/1 RELEASE 1.1; RECENT DEVELOPMENT BOOSTS
 PERFORMANCE, INTERNATIONALIZATION AND ROBUSTNESS
 CAMBRIDGE, Mass., June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- The Open Software Foundation today announced the general availability of Release 1.1 of the OSF/1(tm) Operating System. This is the second major release of the operating system, which was first introduced in October 1990.
 "This release of OSF/1 demonstrates OSF's clear commitment to the ongoing development and adoption of the OSF/1 operating system in the marketplace," said David Tory, OSF's CEO. "OSF/1 Release 1.1 provides the robust and compatible platform that end-users are demanding for their open systems environment."
 OSF/1 Release 1.1 includes:
 Enhanced internationalization -- Enables application developers to reach worldwide markets without rewriting their application code to support different languages. Extended UNIX(R) Codes (EUC) provide support for ideographic languages such as Korean, Chinese and Japanese. Additional work includes conformance to the X/Open(tm) XPG4 draft specification for wide-character interfaces.
 Scalability enhancements -- Enable OSF/1 Release 1.1 to run on systems with as little as 4MB of memory, taking advantage of the OSF/1 dynamic configuration capabilities to load and unload major subsystems, such as NFS, TCP/IP, or a System V file system, at runtime.
 SVID 3 compatibility -- Ensures that applications written for System V Release 4 will be portable to OSF/1. Release 1.1 provides SVID 3 compatibility for base and kernel extensions, including a SVID 3 compatible STREAMS implementation. (SVID 3 is the specification for System V Release 4.)
 Performance enhancements -- Improve performance of the system, especially in the areas of virtual memory, NFS, and the loader.
 Standards compliance -- Ensures that OSF/1 systems evolve concurrently with relevant industry, national, and international standards. OSF/1 is fully compliant with POSIX 1003.1-1990, ANSI C, and XPG3, among others. Release 1.1 also includes work based on POSIX drafts of 1003.2 for commands and utilities, 1003.4a for Pthreads and 1003.6 for security.
 This release of OSF/1 continues to provide the symmetric multiprocessing capability and security features required by the commercial processing market.
 Parallel development continues in the OSF Research Institute on the OSF/1 Microkernel technology, now available in snapshot form to OSF/1 licensees.
 The Release 1.1 tape includes three reference implementations for the following architectures: Intel 302 (80386 based), Digital DECstation 3100 (MIPS based); and the Encore Multimax (National Semiconductor based).
 OSF/1 Release 1.1 is priced at $85,000 for a source license with full distribution rights: $60,000 for a source license only. Existing source licensees may upgrade from Release 1.0 to Release 1.1 for $25,000. Licensees who full support contracts will receive the upgrade without charge as part of their support services. University site licenses are available for $5,000.
 Binary royalty fees remain unchanged at $65 per copy, with volume discounts available. The price to upgrade non-distribution source licenses to full redistribution rights remains unchanged at $35,000. For further information, contact OSF Direct at 617-621-8700.
 Open Software Foundation is a not-for-profit research and development organization that seeks to enable hardware and software from different
companies to work together. OSF has created a coalition of vendors and users working together to develop the industry's leading technical agenda and the software essential for creating a comprehensive, open systems computing environment. Membership in OSF is open without restriction to any hardware or software vendor, end-user company, or academic/research organization. As of this writing, some 350 organizations are members of OSF, working cooperatively to further the development and adoption of open systems. OSF's headquarters are in Cambridge, with offices in Brussels and Tokyo.
 (OSF, the OSF logo, and OSF/1 are trademarks of Open Software Foundation.)
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 /CONTACT: Diane Rezendes of OSF, 617-621-8772/ CO: Open Software Foundation ST: Massachusetts IN: CPR SU: PDT


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