1) Get StarOffice 6.0 FREE with Ximian Desktop Professional Edition, Red Carpet Express 2) New Red Hat 7.3, Mandrake 8.2 and Yellow Dog 2.2 Distribution Support 3) Solaris Users: Get Connected to Exchange 2000 4) Getting Help: Visit http://support.ximian.com 5) Tip: Using Ximian Evolution with KDE and Solaris (CDE) 6) Customer Spotlight: Zumiez 7) Upcoming Ximian Events
(1) Get StarOffice 6.0 FREE with Ximian Desktop Professional Edition, Red Carpet Express Ximian is now including Sun StarOffice 6.0 for Linux with Ximian Desktop Professional Edition and the Red Carpet Express premium high-speed software updating service. StarOffice 6.0, which has a suggested retail price of $75.95, is a new, significantly enhanced version of the Microsoft Office compatible productivity application application suite for word processing, spreadsheet, business graphics and drawing/diagramming. Tightly integrated with Ximian Desktop, StarOffice 6.0 provides one-click email attachment handling of Word, Excel and Powerpoint files. StarOffice 6.0 is bundled with: * Ximian Desktop Professional Edition, priced at $59.95, including 90 days of web-based technical support. * Red Carpet Express, with subscriptions priced at $9.95 per month and $99.95 per year. * Red Carpet CorporateConnect, which includes a license for StarOffice 6.0 included with each paid seat, priced at $150 per year per seat. To order your copy of Ximian Desktop Professional Edition, visit the Ximian store at: https://store.ximian.com/xproddetail.php?sku=XD200502-PRO-E To subscribe to Red Carpet Express: https://store.ximian.com/redcarpet/rcx-signup.php Read the official announcement: http://www.ximian.com/about_us/press_center/press_releases/soffice_6.html (2) New Red Hat 7.3, Mandrake 8.2 and Yellow Dog 2.2 Distribution Support Ximian recently delivered new versions of Ximian Evolution, Red Carpet and Ximian GNOME certified for use with the latest Linux distributions from Red Hat (7.3); Mandrake (8.2) and Yellow Dog 2.2. Ximian Desktop software can be purchased on CD at: https://store.ximian.com or downloaded for free at: http://www.ximian.com/download. Watch the Ximian web site for upcoming distribution support, including SuSE 8.0. (3) Solaris Users: Get Connected to Exchange 2000 Ximian Connector, which enables Ximian Evolution to function as a Microsoft Exchange 200 client for email, group scheduling, global address book access, and other important corporate functions, has been extended to support Solaris 8.0 systems. Now, in corporations who have standardized on Microsoft Exchange 2000 for messaging and calendar functions, Linux and UNIX users alike can use Ximian Evolution to collaborate with their colleagues running Windows. "After installing Ximian Connector, I became a full-fledged member of the my employer's calendaring community. My responses to meeting requests initiated by Outlook users worked correctly and consistently. Best of all, installation was trivial - right-clicking on the license that I received via email gave me the option to install the Connector license, which worked flawlessly." Bill Von Hagen, Linux Planet. Learn more about Ximian Connector for Microsoft Exchange: http://www.ximian.com/products/connector/ (4) Getting Help: Visit http://support.ximian.com Did you know that Ximian offers a free knowledge base to help you find answers and solve problems? Visit http://support.ximian.com to learn about free and premium support options from Ximian. (5) Tip: Using Ximian Evolution with KDE and Solaris (CDE) Ximian recently shipped new installers that dramatically simplify the process of using Ximian Evolution on systems running KDE and CDE. Now, you no longer have to install all of GNOME if you want to use Ximian Evolution. Just choose "Install Evolution only" from the Ximian Desktop installer, and only those packages required by Evolution will be installed. (6) Customer Spotlight: Zumiez From upstate New York to Seattle, Zumiez stores are the place to find the latest snowboarding and skateboarding hardware, clothes, and shoes. In a retail sector where "bleeding edge" threads and gear have driven rapid growth, this 89-store chain, based in Everett, Wash., can't open outlets fast enough. To manage this rapid expansion, Zumiez is bringing Linux, and Ximian software, into the mall. By the end of May, the 1,200-employee, privately held chain will have installed open-source software on the PCs at all its retail locations to enable managers to browse the intranet, do email, manage company calendars, and complete their financials. Those computers are using of Ximian Desktop software customized by Zumiez, including Ximian Evolution, Gnumeric and Mozilla on systems running the Red Hat version of the Linux operating system. They will also run the Zumiez point-of-sale (POS) retail-management system. According to Zumiez' retail-systems manager, Rory Hudson, the shift to open-source software will cut the tech budget by between $250,000 and $500,000 a year. See Business Week Online: http://www.businessweek.com/technology/content/may2002/tc20020515_3938.htm (7) Upcoming Ximian Events Ximian will be attending or supporting Technical Conferences/Linux User Group meetings in Monterey, CA (USENIX: June 10-15) New Hampshire (June 26), and Jacksonville, Florida (ITEC: June 12&13). If you are organizing an upcoming LUG meeting, let Greg Mancusi-Ungaro, Ximian Director of Marketing Communications, know by emailing him at email@example.com.