VistaSource Announces Largest Known Corporate Deployment of Linux on Desktop

VistaSource, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Applix, Inc. (NASDAQ:APLX), announced that the Good Samaritan Society (GSS) will deploy their Applixware Office for Linux v5.0 nationwide to 2,500 users across 240 sites. This is the largest known corporate deployment of Linux on the desktop and the first major agreement since VistaSource spun off from Applix Inc. on April 24, 2000. The agreement also marks the first success to come out of the VistaSource 'Try & Buy' program, a program which allows customers of IBM's NetVista thin client N2200 and N2800 solutions to test Applixware Office for 60 days before purchase. This press release highlights the growing demand for applications to run on Linux operating system and VistaSource's leadership in this market.