Teamware Office 5.3 for Linux: A New Intranet Solution for Small and Medium-Sized Companies

Teamware Group has announced the availability of Edition 3 of its popular ready-to-run groupware product, Teamware Office 5.3 for Linux, with customizable user interface and state-of-the-art communications features. The new Edition introduces some major improvements that make the groupware even more suitable for small and medium-sized companies. According to IDC, small businesses represent 48 percent of all Linux server-based installations. In order to better target this small business market, Teamware is launching a 25 user license package to be sold additionally to the current 100 user package.

The famous Teamware Office groupware suite has been in the market since 1989 and was ported to Linux platform in spring 2000. The product is available with 25 and 100 built-in user accounts with prices of USD 350 and USD 1000. It can be purchased online through the Teamware web site at

Also a free 90-day evaluation version can be downloaded at the site. One of the major enhancements of Edition 3 is the NNTP support, which enables the integration of the Teamware Forum discussion groups with the Internet news groups using NNTP-protocol. This makes it possible to include news groups in the Forum structure and access Teamware Forum from the Internet with any NNTP news reader.

The Teamware Office for Linux Mail server internally stores the complete MIME information of Internet mail messages. Based on user feedback, additional session control and other web interface details have been improved to further ease the use of the software. Also with the new Edition it is possible to distribute the Teamware Office services across application servers.

Therefore it now allows up to 5000 users on a single site. In addition to Caldera Open Linux, Red Hat Linux, Turbo Linux, SuSE and Red Flag, also Linux Mandrake is now an officially supported distributor of the Teamware Office for Linux. About Teamware Office for Linux: Teamware Office 5.3 for Linux is an ideal intranet solution for small and medium size organizations, which need cost effective and vendor independent support for common industry standards. It is easy to install and get up and running quickly.

It no longer needs Windows clients to set up the server. These functions can be performed using WebService tools as well as server tools which are run from the server console. The customizable user interface and layout based on HTML templates empower the user to change the look and feel to match any corporate identity.

The product includes nine languages to choose from. Teamware Office 5.3 for Linux includes facilities for electronic mail (Teamware Mail), time and resource scheduling (Teamware Calendar), discussion groups (Teamware Forum) as well as document storage and retrieval (Teamware Library). The facilities are designed to meet the needs of users, whether they are individuals in local or remote offices, or members of a team within an enterprise or an external business partner. About Teamware: Teamware Group develops, markets and supplies software products and services designed to facilitate human networking and create prosperity through web communities. Teamware is a subsidiary of Fujitsu Limited, a $50 billion provider of Internet-based information technology solutions for the global marketplace, and operates through Teamware Solution Centers and sales offices in Europe and USA as well as the Fujitsu network worldwide.