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1. About this document

This is the Linux Commercial HOWTO. It contains a listing of commercial software which is available for Linux. The Linux Commercial HOWTO doesn't contain any information on Linux distributions -- this is covered by the Distribution HOWTO.

If you contact any companies or purchase any products listed in this document, please mention the Linux Commercial HOWTO.

This document was originated by Harald Milz <>. and then maintained by Mr. Poet

It is now maintained by Mr. Poet AND LinuxPorts <>.

If you need to know more about the Linux Documentation Project or about Linux HOWTO's, feel free to contact the supervisor Tim Bynum <>.

Tim Bynum will post the listing to several national and international newsgroups on a monthly basis. In addition, the Linux Commercial HOWTO can be found on the World Wide Web at New versions of the Linux Commercial HOWTO are always placed at this site first, so please be sure to check if the copy you are reading is still up to date!

The Linux Commercial HOWTO is not a forum for product announcements or marketing hype; it is a service for potential customers and the whole Linux community. Resellers will not be listed; the list is for companies who produce their software themselves. Two main goals are being aimed at:

Companies and developers who are offering their products for Linux and interested in joining the Linux Commercial HOWTO are invited to fill out the following form and contact me at

This HOWTO contains tabular entries for each product (example follows). The entry format is similar to the Linux Software Map (LSM) entry (field/stanza lengths are arbitrary). If you want me to add your entry please keep short, otherwise I'll have to shorten your data. Furthermore, please send me plain ASCII data; no HTML, and no PostScript.


        Databases, Data Visualisation, Development tools, Financial
        Software, Mathematics, Multimedia, Network Management, Text
        Processing, X Windows or Other Software.


The name of your application.


Short description of the package, just the basic functionality.

Distribution media:

Licensing policy:

Whatever applies.  Is there a free demo or shareware version available
via FTP or WWW?  Where?

OS provisions:

Kernel version, XFree86 version, Motif version, RAM, harddisk usage, etc.


Printed documentation, page number, online help, language.

Extra features and add-Ons:

(and their prices)

Price range:

Whatever it costs.


Phone: (U.S. and Canada: if you like to be reachable internationally,
       please don't enter only a +1 800 or +1 900 number)

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