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Date: 28-Jan-1992 06:01pm EST
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Subject: Press Release - OSF/1

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DIGITAL DELIVERS ON THE OPEN ADVANTAGE PROMISE


OF OSF/1 AND DCE


DEC OSF/1 Operating System First on The Market . . .

SAN FRANCISCO -- January 22, 1992 -- Today Digital Equipment
Corporation escalated its continuing barrage of Open Advantage
introductions by announcing it is the first vendor in the
industry to offer a production version of the OSF/1 operating
system as a deliverable product. The company also introduced a
starter kit for the OSF DCE (Open Software Foundation
Distributed Computing Environment). This comes on the heels of
Digital's December announcement of the industry's lowest-cost
RISC workstation.

The Digital implementation of the OSF/1 operating system
already is popular with software companies that want to enter
the market quickly. At the announcement, over 90 leading
software companies said their applications will run on the DEC
OSF/1 operating system. Their products can be ported easily to
other computers supporting the OSF/1 operating system such as
those from IBM and Hewlett-Packard as they become available.

"Digital is providing software developers with the advantage
of faster time to market for their OSF/1-based UNIX products,"
said Domenic LaCava, Vice President of Digital's UNIX-based
Software and Systems group. "Developers like the fact that it
will be easy for them to port to other OSF/1 implementations
when they are available. Because Digital is delivering now, we
expect that many more developers will port to Digital's
platforms first. There will be a huge application base for the
DEC OSF/1 operating system."

Digital is providing the technologies employed in DEC OSF/1
to The Santa Cruz Operation. Inc (SCO) to be included in its ACE
UNIX product. OSF/1 is a major software component of the
Advanced Computing Environment (ACE) initiative. Both Digital
and SCO are founding members of the ACE initiative, which has
over 200 members and represents the very large hardware base
that has attracted many application developers.

DEC OSF/1 forms the basis of the ACE/UNIX operating system
from SCO. "We are pleased that Digital is shipping its OSF/1
product," said Scott McGregor, Vice President of Santa Cruz.
"This confirms the growing momentum of the OSF/1 market for
ACE/UNIX systems based on this important technology. We are

continuing to work with Digital in developing ACE/UNIX
products."

Digital also announced, as part of its open services
approach, a conversion program for users of the firm's existing
ULTRIX operating system. ULTRIX service contracts can be
converted to DEC OSF/1 service contracts at no additional cost,
and ULTRIX software licenses can be converted to DEC OSF/1
licenses for a nominal fee to cover administrative costs.

The DEC OSF/1 operating system controls the execution of
computer programs and performs system functions. It is based on
source code technology provided by the Open Software Foundation
and it meets the most stringent requirements of the OSF/1
trademark and certification program.

Digital has engineered into its OSF/1 implementation several
added-value, open technologies that enhance the OSF source code
and maintain conformance to the OSF Application Environment
Specification. These include:

o Realtime support. For the realtime application market
Digital has added features that ensure predictable,
fast responses to external events and that comply to
the latest draft of the POSIX 1003.4 realtime
standard.

o A high degree of binary, source, and data
compatibility with the ULTRIX operating system for
applications which are written according to existing
programming language standards. Both the DEC OSF/1 and
ULTRIX operating systems share networking protocols
for interoperability.

o Support for compact disc read-only memory (CDROM)
storage media, based on the ISO 9660 standard.

o Support for networks that implement the ANSI Fiber
Distributed Data Interface (FDDI) standard.

o Capability to process larger amounts of data due to an
increased number of files that can be open at one
time.

For customers purchasing new systems with the DEC OSF/1
operating system, a 2-user license costs $199. Additional user
licenses start at $530 for two additional users on a DECstation
workstation. A special trade-in program for current ULTRIX
customers converting to DEC OSF/1 software is available for
$199, which covers all users under the current license. The DEC
OSF/1 software may be ordered now for delivery beginning in
March.

Digital announced pricing and availability for core
technologies of the OSF Distributed Computing Environment (DCE),
a standard mechanism that facilitates communication between
applications running on multi-vendor networks. "In keeping with
Digital's commitment to offer the most open set of technologies
in the industry, the Digital DCE Starter Kit enables
applications developers to take immediate advantage of the power
of distributed computing," said LaCava.

The Digital DCE Starter Kit provides several components of
the DCE architecture required to design and build multi-vendor
applications. They include Remote Procedure Call tools,
directory services, and a time service. The DCE "threads"
feature works with the DEC OSF/1 and ULTRIX operating systems to
accelerate access to resources on the network. The three
separately licensed packages, all available in May, include the
Runtime Services for $200, the Application Developer's Kit for
$500, and the Cell Directory Service Server for $2,000.

DEC OSF/1 is a key operating system environment supported by
Network Application Support (NAS), Digital's set of software
products based on industry standards that provide for
application integration across systems from multiple vendors. By
using NAS software products such as DCE, Motif, and the CDA
architecture for compound documents, OSF/1-based applications
can interoperate with applications on other platforms such as
MS-DOS, VMS, and SunOS. The NAS 200 and NAS 300 Integrated
Products which include NAS components are planned for delivery
for DEC OSF/1 in the fall, 1992.

At the same time Digital announced a selection of key
foundation products available on the OSF/1 operating system for
developing applications. They are:

o DEC FORTRAN for DEC OSF/1, a highly optimized compiler
that conforms to the ANSI and ISO standards, available
in April. A single-user license is $1,500.

o DEC Pascal for DEC OSF/1, an implementation of the
Pascal language that complies with the ANSI and ISO
standards, available in March. A single-user license
is $1,210.

o DEC OPS5, an expert system development environment for
constructing rule-based applications, available in
May. A single-user license is $1,225.

o The PrintServer Source Kit for DEC OSF/1 enables DEC
OSF/1 systems to access all of Digital's PrintServer
network printers without the need for any other
hardware from Digital on site. A single PrintServer
license for all users who can access the printer is
$2,500 and will be available in February.

The company also announced its intention to provide the
following products for the DEC OSF/1 operating system:

o DEC FUSE for DEC OSF/1, a comprehensive software
development environment with key features for
visualization and integration, available in spring.

o DECwrite, Digital's popular electronic publishing
application for the creation of networked compound
documents, available in spring.

o DECpresent, Digital's presentation graphics
application for the creation of online 35mm and
hardcopy color presentations, available in summer.

o DEC C++ for DEC OSF/1, a set of products which
addresses the development needs of the C++ programmer,
will be available in summer.

o NAS 200 and NAS 300 Integrated Products for DEC OSF/1
are planned for delivery in the fall.

o DECwindows Tools Package for Motif, a set of software
development tools that simplifies and augments the
rapid development of Motif applications, available in
fall.

Digital is a leader in developing open system environments
and as a founding member of the Open Software Foundation is
committed to incorporating emerging standards into its operating
environments. Digital's DEC OSF/1 and ULTRIX operating system
implementations comply with established standards for open
systems for application portability, consistent user
interaction, and interoperability for enterprises worldwide.
Since 1969, Digital computers have been a leading platform for
UNIX operating systems.

Digital Equipment Corporation, headquartered in Maynard,
Massachusetts, is the leading worldwide supplier of networked
computer systems, software and services. Digital pioneered and
leads the industry in interactive, distributed and multivendor
computing. Digital and its partners deliver the power to use the
best integrated solutions - from desktop to data center - in
open information environments.

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Note to Editors:

DEC, ULTRIX, DECwindows, DECwrite, DECpresent, DEC C++, DEC
OPS5, DEC FUSE, DEC Pascal, DEC FORTRAN, PrintServer are
trademarks of Digital Equipment Corporation. Open Desktop is a

trademark of the Santa Cruz Operation, Inc. SunOS is a trademark
of Sun Microsystems,Inc. UNIX is a registered trademark of UNIX
System Laboratories, Inc. OSF, OSF/1 and Motif, and Open
Software Foundation are trademarks of the Open Software
Foundation.

CORP/92/453

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DIGITAL EQUIPMENT CORPORATION

FACT SHEET


Product Name: DEC OSF/1 V1.0

Overview:

Digital announced the OSF/1 Advanced Development Kit in February, 1991,
and has now followed up with the DEC OSF/1 V1.0 product,
the first supported OSF/1 operating system environment available from Digital.

DEC OSF/1 software has many features to enhance application development such as
shared libraries, memory mapped files, realtime support, and logical
volume management. Part of the charter of the Open Software Foundation is to
provide an interface for developing portable applications that will run on
a variety of hardware platforms. The DEC OSF/1 product is compliant with the
OSF/1
Application Environment Specification (AES) that specifies the interface to
support these portable applications.

In addition to conforming to OSF specifications, DEC OSF/1 technology
has been accepted
by partners of the Advanced Computing Environment (ACE) initiative
as the OSF/1 implementation of the ACE initiative's UNIX specification.

A key part of Digital's UNIX strategy has been the development and
support of industry standards. DEC OSF/1 supports the following key
operating system and windowing system standards:

o IEEE POSIX 1003.1
o IEEE POSIX 1003.4/Draft 10
o FIPS 151-1
o X/Open Portability Guide 3 (XPG3)
o System V Interface Definition 2 (SVID2)
o Berkeley Software Distribution (BSD) V4.3
o Application Environment Specification (AES)
o MIT X11
o OSF/Motif V1.3

In addition, DEC OSF/1 also supports the following key standards in the areas
of networking, compilation systems, and CDROM file systems:

o ANSI C X3J11/88-159
o Ethernet
o FDDI (ANSI ASC X3T9.5)
o TCP/IP
o Network File System (NFS)
o Serialine interface protocol (SLIP)
o Honey DanBer uucp
o ISO 9660 CDROM file system


Key Features/Benefits:

o Full Programming Environment
OSF/1 offers the programming environment
features of both System V (AT&T) and Berkeley (BSD) UNIX. It includes
the C shell, Bourne shell, and the Korn shell. DEC OSF/1 software includes
a range of enhanced tools and a compiler based on the ANSI MIPS C. In
addition, Digital offers a migration guide to assist users
who are familiar with the ULTRIX environment and are porting their
applications to the DEC OSF/1 platform.

o Smaller Applications for Efficient Memory Use
Shared libraries provide developers with the ability
to dynamically load libraries. The use of shared libraries means that
each application no longer needs to contain its own private copy of the
libraries. Shared libraries provide the advantage of smaller
applications, due to less disk space and efficient use of memory.

o Realtime Features
The DEC OSF/1 operating system provides realtime extensions in
conformance to the IEEE POSIX 1003.4 Draft 10 standard. DEC OSF/1
realtime features consist of a pre-emptive kernel, fixed priority
scheduling, clocks and timers, process memory locking, asynchronous I/O,
and threads.

o Industry Standard Motif Graphical User Interface
Included with the DEC OSF/1 product is OSF/Motif V1.1.3, the OSF's
popular graphical user interface based on the X Window System developed
at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Motif provides users with a
common look and feel and DEC OSF/1 provides users with the Motif versions
of several desktop applications such as a notepad, calendar, and calculator.

o Improved X Window System
The MIT X11 Release 4 server will provide users with
improvements in performance and memory utilization. MIT X11 is provided
on color frame buffer and monochrome systems. DEC OSF/1 software supports
both the CX and MX systems.

o Increased System Reliability and Performance
The Logical Volume Manager (LVM) provides users
with the ability to have a single file span multiple physical "volumes".
In addition, LVM supports disk mirroring which is the ability to mirror
images of files on different physical storage devices. The Logical
Volume Manager increases system reliability and performance.

o Support for All Major UNIX File Systems
DEC OSF/1 software supports all major UNIX file systems: AT&T's
System V file system, BSD UNIX's UFS file system, Network File System (NFS),
and ISO 9660 (CDROM file system standard). In addition, DEC OSF/1
software supports the use of memory mapped files.

o System Management Features
The DEC OSF/1 operating system includes the same installation and setup
procedures included with the ULTRIX V4.2 operating system. These include
software subset management, setup scripts, and error logging and reporting.

o Support from Digital
The DEC OSF/1 V1.0 product is fully supported by Digital, and
support service contracts are available. In addition, Digital offers
migration services for existing ULTRIX customers who would like to migrate
to the OSF/1 platform.


Hardware/Software Requirements:

DEC OSF/1 software supports the following Digital computer systems:
DECstation 2100, DECstation 3100, DECstation 3100s, DECsystem 3100,
DECstation 5000 Model 100, DECstation 5000 Model 120, DECstation 5000
Model 125, DECsystem 5000 Model 120, DECsystem 5000 Model 125, DECsystem
5000 Model 200, DECstation 5000 Model 200, and the DECsystem 5100 systems.
DEC OSF/1 supports Prestoserve on the DECsystem 5100 system.

The DEC OSF/1 V1.0 product supports a maximum of 32 users. The minimum disk
requirement is 200 megabytes (Digital RZ24 disk drive), although a minimum disk
size of 332 megabytes (Digital RZ55 disk drive) is recommended. The
minimum memory requirement is 16 megabytes.


Pricing and Availability:

For customers purchasing new systems with the DEC OSF/1 operating
system, a 2-user license costs $199. Additional user licenses start at
$530 for two additional users on a DECstation workstation. A special
trade-in program for current ULTRIX customers converting to DEC OSF/1
software is available for $199, which covers all users under the
current license. The DEC OSF/1 software may be ordered now for
delivery beginning in March.

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Note to Editors: DEC, VAX, ULTRIX, and VAX are trademarks of Digital
Equipment Corporation.

UNIX is a registered trademark of UNIX System
Laboratories, Inc.

OSF, OSF/1, Motif and Open Software Foundation are
trademarks of the Open Software Foundation.


CORP/92/453a


Editorial Contact:

David Price
(603) 884-3467
========================================================


DIGITAL EQUIPMENT CORPORATION

FACT SHEET


Product Name: Digital Distributed Computing Environment (DCE) Starter
Kit


Overview:

The Digital Distributed Computing Environment (DCE) Starter Kit
provides a subset of distributed computing technologies specified by
the Open Software Foundation's (OSF) DCE architecture. The Digital DCE
Starter Kit provides those components of the OSF DCE required to
design and build multivendor distributed applications. The Starter
Kit supports the DEC OSF/1 V1.0 and ULTRIX V4.2
(for RISC and VAX) operating systems.


Key Features and Benefits:

o Remote Procedure Call (RPC) is a programmning tool for distributing
applications transparently across a network. The DCE RPC provides
transport and operating system independence, name service
independence, International Standards Organization (ISO) standard
support, and support for large data processing applications.

o Cell Directory Service (CDS) provides a global, highly scalable,
naming service for computer systems that store information about
objects (e.g. files, users) in the network. CDS allows for use
of resources without knowing the physical location on the network.

o Local Directory Service (LDS) is an alternative directory service that
provides a simpler namespace implementation for a DCE,
ease-of-startup, low cost-of-entry, and compatibility with CDS.

o Distributed Time Service (DTS) provides precise, fault-tolerant,
clock synchronization for systems in local and wide area netorks.

o DCE Threads provides a parallel processing service that allows for
the developement of powerful, efficient applications.


Hardware Requirements:

The Digital Distributed Computing Environment Starter Kit is
available for all processors supported by the ULTRIX 4.2 and
DEC OSF/1 V1.0 operating systems.


Software Requirements:

The Digital DCE Starter Kit requires the ULTRIX V4.2 or
DEC OSF/1 V1.0 operating systems.


Pricing and Availability:

The DCE Starter Kit is comprised of three separately licensed
packages:

o Digital DCE Runtime Services priced at $200
o Digital DCE Application Developer's Kit priced at $500
o Digital DCE CDS Server priced at $2,000.

Digital's DCE Starter Kit will be available May 4, 1992.


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Note to Editors: ULTRIX, and VAX are trademarks of Digital
Equipment Corporation.

UNIX is a registered trademark of UNIX System
Laboratories, Inc.

OSF, OSF/1 and Open Software Foundation are
trademarks of the Open Software Foundation.


CORP/92/453b


Editorial Contact:

Susan Ursch
(508) 486-5198
========================================================

DIGITAL EQUIPMENT CORPORATION

FACT SHEET


Product Name: DEC Fortran V3.1


Overview:

DEC Fortran V3.1 is a highly optimized compiler for both RISC/ULTRIX and
DEC OSF/1 systems offering a high degree of compatibility with VAX FORTRAN
and with industry standard UNIX f77. This product uses the standard
UNIX command interface, and is integrated with standard UNIX program
development tools.

DEC Fortran V3.1 is a complete implementation of FORTRAN-77 conforming
to and validated against ANSI X3.9-1978, and includes optional support
for programs conforming to the previous ANSI X3.9-1966 standard.

With the ability to flag the usage of extensions, DEC Fortran V3.1
conforms to Federal Information Processing Standard Publication
(FIPS-69-1). DEC Fortran also conforms to the International Standard
Organization ISO 1539-1980(E) and MIL-STD 1753.

DEC Fortran V3.1 supports extensions to the ANSI standard including
those defined by the VAX FORTRAN compiler on VAX/VMS.


Key Features/Benefits:

o Compatibility: - Conforms to all major Fortran Specifications

o Portability: - Ease of migration of existing applications
from a wide range of platforms
- Integral Data Type translation services
- Support for Little/Big Endian datatypes
- Floating Point conversion
- Optional flagging of non FORTRAN-77 extensions

o Reliability: - Comprehensive regression test run at highest
level of optimization
- Choice of Floating-point exception handling

o Productivity: - Faster compile-time and run-time performance
- Substantial diagnostic support
- DECset Support (ULTRIX only)

o Reduced Resource - Shared Library Support (DEC OSF/1 only)
Requirements


Additional features: - VAX FORTRAN Extensions, plus recursion and
AUTOMATIC and STATIC statements;

- Cray Pointers


Hardware/Software Requirements:

o Hardware: All systems supported by ULTRIX for RISC

All systems supported by DEC OSF/1

TK50, Magtape or CDrom required for installation

o Software: ULTRIX Worksystem Software V4.2

-or-

DEC OSF/1


Pricing and Availability:

DEC Fortran for DEC OSF/1 is availabile in April, 1992.
DEC Fortran for ULTRIX RISC is available now

Unlimited System Use (USCLP): $1500 - $17,930
Personal Use: $1500


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Note to Editors: DEC, ULTRIX, DEC Fortran, and DECset
are trademarks of Digital Equipment Corporation.

UNIX is a registered trademark of UNIX System
Laboratories, Inc.

OSF, OSF/1 and Motif, and Open Software Foundation are
trademarks of the Open Software Foundation.


CORP/92/453c


Editorial Contact:

Linda Giragosian
(603) 881-0811
========================================================


DIGITAL EQUIPMENT CORPORATION

FACT SHEET


Product Name: DEC Pascal for ULTRIX RISC V1.2
DEC Pascal for DEC OSF/1 V1.2


Overview:

DEC Pascal for ULTRIX RISC V1.2 and DEC Pascal for DEC OSF/1, V1.2
are implementations of the Pascal language that comply with the
ANSI/IEEE770X3.97-1983 standard and the International Standard ISO
7185-1983(E) Level 0 and Level 1. Both products are fully compliant,
Class A, FIPS 109 certified Pascal compilers.

DEC Pascal for ULTRIX RISC and DEC Pascal for DEC OSF/1, V1.2 meet
X/Open Pascal language requirements and will apply for X/Open Branding
with the base system (DEC Pascal for ULTRIX RISC V1.1 is already XPG/3
branded).

DEC Pascal for ULTRIX RISC and DEC Pascal for DEC OSF/1, V1.2 are
functionally equivalent, differing only in their support for shared
libraries and Digital's License Management Facility (LMF). Support for
LMF and support for shared libraries are functions of the operating
system. The DEC OSF/1 product supports shared libraries but does not
support Digital's LMF. The ULTRIX product supports LMF, but does not
provide shared library support, which is not available in the ULTRIX
operating system.

DEC Pascal for ULTRIX RISC V1.2 is integrated with DEC FUSE for
ULTRIX V1.1 and with standard UNIX tools like prof and pixies.
DEC FUSE is Digital's leadership UNIX-based, multilanguage
development environment based upon the Motif graphical user interface.
DEC Pascal for DEC OSF/1, V1.2 will also be supported by DEC FUSE for
DEC OSF/1, V1.1.

The Pascal language contains control statements, data types and
predeclared procedures and functions. Containing extensions to the
standard, DEC Pascal for ULTRIX RISC and DEC Pascal for DEC OSF/1,
V1.2 generate optimized code that take advantage of the RISC hardware.


New Features:

o Domain Pascal extensions and additional BSD compatibility accessible
through the use of command line switches, -apc and -bsd
respectively.

- Domain Pascal extensions include: SIZEOF function,
Initialization of static variable, STATIC variable
in any scope, Assign constant string to non-packed
array of char.

- BSD Pascal extensions include: BSD global variable
scoping, alfa and intset type defintions, builtin
routines: stlimit, linelimit, card, null.

o DEC Pascal for DEC OSF/1 V1.2 supports shared libraries.


Key Benefits:

o Compatibility: - Conform to ANSI and ISO Pascal standards.
Class A, FIPS 109 certified Pascal compilers.

o Portability: - Meet X/Open portability requirements to ease
migration of existing applications from a wide
range of platforms.

o Productivity: - Integrated with DEC FUSE V1.1 programming
environment.


Hardware/Software Requirements:

DEC Pascal for ULTRIX RISC and DEC Pascal for DEC OSF/1 V1.2
only run on the RISC family of processors supported by the base system.

DEC Pascal for ULTRIX V1.2:

Prerequisite software: The ULTRIX Operating System V4.2 - V4.2A and/or
the ULTRIX Worksystem Software V4.2 - V4.2A.

Available on: TK50 or ULTRIX Consolidated Distribution (CDROM)


DEC Pascal for DEC OSF/1, V1.2:

Prerequisite software: DEC OSF/1 V1.0

Available on: TK50 or CDROM.


Pricing and Availability:

DEC Pascal for ULTRIX RISC and DEC OSF/1, V1.2 are priced the same.

Licenses: Unlimited System Use: $1,210 - $17,200
Personal Use: $1,210

Media and Documentation: $336
ULTRIX Consolidated Software Distribution: One Time: $555
One Year Subscription: $1,500

DEC Pascal for ULTRIX RISC, and DEC Pascal for DEC OSF/1 V1.2
will be available in March 1992. DEC Pascal for ULTRIX RISC V1.2
will be available on ULTRIX Condist in April 1992.

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Note to Editors: DEC, ULTRIX and DEC Pascal are trademarks of Digital
Equipment Corporation.

UNIX is a registered trademark of UNIX System
Laboratories, Inc.

OSF, OSF/1 and Motif, and Open Software Foundation are
trademarks of the Open Software Foundation.


CORP/92/453d


Editorial Contact:

David Price
(603) 884-3467

========================================================

DIGITAL EQUIPMENT CORPORATION

FACT SHEET


Product name: DEC OPS5 V4.0


Overview:

DEC OPS5 is a development environment for constructing high
performance, commercial quality, forward chaining, rule-based
applications. DEC OPS5 includes a Compiler, Run Time Library, and
optional DECwindows based programming/debugging environment. In
rule-based programming, a rule (or production) is defined as an
"if-then" statement consisting of a conditional part, and an action
sequence. Rules operate on the in-memory representation of objects,
called Working Memory Objects (WMOs), made up of a sequence of
attributes and their values.

DEC OPS5 is the preferred tool for solving some categories of complex
problems that are difficult or impossible to solve algorithmically with
traditional programming techniques.

Eight years' of use in the VAX installed base shows that DEC OPS5 is
broadly applicable to a variety of problems and organizations. These
include configuration, selection, diagnosis, process monitoring and
control, scheduling, planning, decision support and rapid
prototyping. Mission-critical applications in these problem areas are
found in such industries as manufacturing, aerospace, petrochemical,
insurance, banking, transportation, education and government.

DEC OPS5 for VMS provides an optional DECwindows Motif based Development
Environment that integrates the steps required to create, run, debug, and
revise DEC OPS5 programs. Users can create or modify source code, then
test, debug, and correct the altered program without recompiling and
relinking the entire program.


Key Features/Benefits:


OSF/1 and RISC/ULTRIX Compiler Source level portability across VMS,
Support RISC/ULTRIX, and DEC OSF/1 provides
investment protection, "open" rule
programming environment.

NAS compliant Run-Time Library Guarantees source-level portability
routines. across platforms.

OBJECT-CLASS declarations including Enables the creation of hierarchies
single inheritance between classes of abstraction in an object-oriented
style data model. Incremental
expansion of declarations provides for
re-use of code. The differentiation
of levels of abstraction helps
localize code changes and the more
powerful knowledge representation
helps programmers build more compact,
efficient, more easily maintained
applications.

Unique Object-IDs which provide an Enables the creation of explicit
immutable handle to working memory relationships between objects.
objects

Compound Attributes including new Provides flexibility in representing
match predicates. Every attribute complex data and knowledge, and provides
can now have multiple values. powerful ways to access that data.
Compound attributes may be of mixed
data types (i.e. integers, strings,
floating point elements in the same
array). Rules can match against all
values in the set or against subsets.

Disjunction of Condition Elements More efficient and maintainable
knowledge representation -- programs
can be written using fewer rules.

Enhanced call-out with automatic Easy calling of subroutines written in
argument type conversion other languages.


SQL interface (VMS Only). Built-in syntax allows easy, standard
access to VAX Rdb/VMS databases.

Motif support for OPS5 Development Provides enhanced, Motif compliant
Environment (VMS Only). GUI.


Hardware Requirements:

All systems supported by ULTRIX for RISC, DEC OSF/1, and
VAX/VMS.

Software Requirements:

ULTRIX for RISC V4.2
DEC OSF/1 V1.0
VAX/VMS V5.2 or later
VAX/VMS V5.4-2 or later and DECwindows Motif V1.0 for use of the
OPS5 Development Environment
VAX Rdb/VMS V3.1 or later for use of built-in SQL interface (VMS
only)


Pricing and Availability:

DEC OPS5 for RISC/ULTRIX V4.0:
DEC OPS5 for DEC OSF/1 V4.0:
DEC OPS5 for VMS V4.0:
Personal Use Software License: $1225

DEC OPS5 Development Environment for VMS V4.0:
Personal Use Software License: $1740

Unlimited System Use Licenses (RISC/ULTRIX and DEC OSF/1) and
Clusterwide Licenses (VAX/VMS) are also available. Pricing varies
according to platform.

DEC OPS5 is orderable now and will ship in May 1992.

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Note to Editors: ULTRIX, VMS, VAX, Rdb, DECwindows, DEC OPS5
are trademarks of Digital Equipment Corporation.

UNIX is a registered trademark of UNIX System
Laboratories, Inc.

OSF, OSF/1 and Motif, and Open Software Foundation are
trademarks of the Open Software Foundation.


CORP/92/453e


Editorial Contact:

Andrew Ostrom
(508) 480-5150
========================================================

DIGITAL EQUIPMENT CORPORATION

FACT SHEET


Product Name: PrintServer Source Kit for DEC OSF/1


Overview:

The PrintServer Source Kit for DEC OSF/1 enables DEC OSF/1, SunOS,
NeXT and BSD UNIX operating systems to seamlessly access Digital's
turbo PrintServer 20, PrintServer 20, PrintServer 40 Plus and
PrintServer 40 network printers on TCP/IP Ethernet Local Area
Networks. No other hardware from Digital is required.

The PrintServer Source Kit extends Digital's commitment to Open
Systems to PrintServer network printers. The PrintServer Source Kit
includes all necessary sources and is compatible with any other open
system based on DEC OSF/1 or BSD4.3 UNIX. The PrintServer Source kit
may be easily installed and customized to individual operating
environments by following BSD UNIX shell scripts.


Key Features/Benefits:

o Supports turbo PrintServer 20 network printers on TCP/IP Ethernet
LANS.

o Supports DEC OSF/1 and other BSD-based UNIX platforms (SunOS,
NeXT) in heterogeneous environments that include Digital's platforms,
and in environments with no systems from Digital.

o Includes 29 resident PostScript typefaces from Adobe Systems,
Incorporated.

o Enables duplex (double-sided), simplex (single-sided), and multiple
page images per side (N-Up) to be printed.

o Automatically loads soft fonts, soft forms and other PostScript
resources as permanent printer resources, so that the most frequently
used items will always be easily available.

o Improves system management and printing in heterogeneous
environments with extended software capabilities.

o Manages all PrintServer functions.

o Includes an accounting utility to prepare usage reports on a per-user
basis and monitor access, to bill according to usage.

o Controls network access to PrintServer printers by either host name
or network address.

o Includes a remote console to notify users and system managers of empty
paper trays, open printer doors, and any function that needs
attention, as well as successful completion of the print job.

o Easily installed without modification to existing system programs
or need to rebuild the kernal.

o Supplied on a variety of popular media, included CD-ROM, TK50
cartridge tape and 16MT9 mag tape.

o Written in C with a focus on quality design and implementation.


Pricing and Availability:

The PrintServer Source Kit is licensed at $2,500. It is licensed to
the PrintServer printer and supports all uses who can access the
printer.

It will be available in February 1992.

Warranty for the PrintServer Source Kit is one year.

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Note to Editors: turbo PrintServer, PrintServer, and ULTRIX
are trademarks of Digital Equipment Corporation.

UNIX is a registered trademark of UNIX System
Laboratories, Inc.

PostScript is a registered trademark of
Adobe Systems, Incorporated.

OSF, OSF/1 and Motif, and Open Software Foundation are
trademarks of the Open Software Foundation.

NeXT is a registered trademark of NeXT Computer
Corporation.

Sun and SunOS are registered trademarks of
Sun Microsystems, Inc.


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Editorial Contact:

Rick Goldberg
(508) 635-8739
========================================================


DIGITAL EQUIPMENT CORPORATION

FACT SHEET


Partner Services from the Corporate Independent Software Vendor Group


Overview:

Digital's corporate Independent Software Vendor Group (ISVG) was
formed in 1988 to launch the DECwindows development campaign for the
industry, and began supporting the UNIX-based Software and Systems
Group (USS) in May 1990. Its mission is to provide a broadbase
portfolio of quality applications for Digital's strategic operating
environments -- ULTRIX, VMS, ACE, and now DEC OSF/1 -- to customers
worldwide.

The ISVG accomplishes this with a comprehensive three-pronged strategy
of recruitment, technical support services, and merchandising and
partner services. Once a developer is part of Digital's program,
which is accomplished simply by placing a call to 1-800-DEC-ISVN and
completing the materials received, members have access to all the
program's support and promotion services.


Key Features/Benefits:

o The ISVG partner services are available worldwide, for all of
Digital's strategic operating environments.

o The technical support services are available in many forms,
including online, hardcopy, at developers' sites, at Digital's porting
centers and through Digital courses. They include documentation,
development tools and resources, technology exchanges and training.

o The merchandising and promotion services are delivered through market
awareness programs, distribution channel linkages, and both demand and
lead generation efforts.


Technical Support

o Digital's Partner Network, formerly known as ISVNet,
provides online access to conferences discussing technical
issues, with solutions provided by other ISVs
and Digital support staff. Technology exchanges also
occur via the Partner Network; there are over 22 technical
notes conferences.

o More than over 40 porting centers exist worldwide, including 12
satellite sites at distributor facilities and universities
throughout the U.S.

o Development Systems are available at discounted rates for
developers who prefer to port an application at their own
site rather than at a porting center.

o Training Centers are located in Marlboro, Mass.;
Mountain View, Calif.; Reading, England; Evry, France; and
Tokyo. ISVs are taught the development details necessary to
support a variety of environments, including DECwindows,
Compound Document Architecture, Network Application Support
(NAS), OSF/1 and Motif.


Merchandising and Partner Services -- Lead Generation

o Digital's ISVs are merchandised regularly in
Digital-published catalogs distributed to over 250,000
customers. Publications include a special RISC/UNIX
workstation and server edition of the DECdirect catalog, and
the USS Software Source Book. In addition, developers also
can be listed in Softbase, Digital's online database listing
available applications. Softbase can be accessed through the
Partner Network.

o Over 30,000 of the first two editions of the "Software
Store for ULTRIX" CDROM with application demos shipped free
of charge to Digital workstation customers.

o ISVs participate regularly in Digital events, including
Open Systems Open House, a program that travels to over 100
major cities worldwide, and the International Business
Development Forum (IBDF) which provides opportunities for
developers and distributors to build new international
business relationships. One hundred fifty developers and 100
distributors representing 50 countries attended the most
recent IBDF.

o Digital's Partner Network, in addition to providing technical
support also includes information exchange notes
conferences for both developers and distributors. This
industry-wide awareness enhances an ISV's competitive edge.

o Direct Mail campaigns target specific market segments and
jointly promote ISV applications and Digital platforms.

o Press relations and consultant relations programs are also
available to support ISVs' efforts to increase industry
awareness of their applications.


For more information on any of the programs, call 1-800-DEC-ISVN.

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Note to Editors: ULTRIX, VMS, DECwindows, Software Store for ULTRIX,
and Digital's Partner Network
are trademarks of Digital Equipment Corporation.

OSF, OSF/1 and Motif, and Open Software Foundation are
trademarks of the Open Software Foundation.


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Editorial Contact:

Julie Brown
(508) 493-2049
========================================================


DIGITAL EQUIPMENT CORPORATION

FACT SHEET


Product Name: DEC C++ for ULTRIX Version 1.0


Overview:

DEC C++ represents a set of products which address
the total software development needs of the C++ programmer. DEC C++ for
ULTRIX includes a native, optimizing C++ compiler, a C++ source-level
debugger, and class libraries.

The DEC C++ compiler is a true compiler -- no layering or intermediate
steps. This provides superior functionality, especially in debugging,
tool integration, and performance.

The DEC C++ compiler supports the full language definition as specified
in "The Annotated C++ Reference Manual" (Addison-Wesley, reprinted May
1991, with corrections), excluding exception handling, which is
considered an experimental technology and will be added to a future
version of DEC C++. This document is the basis for the proposed ANSI
standard and is compatible with the de facto industry standard from
AT&T, Cfront Versions 2.1 and 3.0 Version 3.0 compatibility includes
support for templates, a feature which facilitates the reusability of code.

The DEC C++ debugger, DECladebug, was written in C++ and has been
designed to fully support the C++ language. It is a source-level
debugger that supports multiple inheritance, virtual base classes,
virtual functions, and function name and operator overloading. The
command line interface resembles dbx, which is familiar to many UNIX
users; when used with DEC FUSE Support for DEC C++, a Motif-based
graphical user interface is provided.

The DEC FUSE Support for DEC C++ option to DEC FUSE ties the two products
together and allows the C++ programmer to make full use of Digital's
leadership multilanguage programming environment. Included are class
browsers, a Motif graphical user interface to DECladebug, and an
incremental linker which greatly accelerates edit-to-execution time.

DEC C++ is currently available for Digital's RISC/ULTRIX systems; future
releases will support all strategic Digital platforms, including OSF/1
and VMS.


Key Feature/Benefits:

o Full, native C++ compiler: Greater performance and development
efficiency and better integration with software development tools;
support for the latest release from AT&T (Cfront V3.0 and V2.1).

o Superior debugger written in C++ but with a "dbx-like" debugger command
line interface: Designed to fully support the C++ language definition,
but with no need to learn a new command syntax.

o DEC FUSE support: Allows DEC C++ programmers to fully exploit the
software development features of DEC FUSE.

o Adherence to standards: Provides a single language definition across all
platforms that complies with de facto standards, with a full commitment
to support the ANSI standard once it is finalized.

o Porting to OSF/1: Any application written in DEC C++ for ULTRIX will
easily migrate to a future OSF/1 release.


Hardware/Software Requirements:

o Hardware:

All systems supported by ULTRIX for RISC

o Software:

ULTRIX Versions 4.2 and 4.2a.


Pricing and Availability:

DEC C++ for ULTRIX Version 1.0 available now

Unlimited System Use: $2,636 - $40,248

Personal Use: $2,360


DEC FUSE Support for DEC C++ Version 1.1 available now

Personal Use: $1,000


####

Note to Editors: ULTRIX, VMS, DEC FUSE, and DEC C++
are trademarks of Digital Equipment Corporation.

UNIX is a registered trademark of UNIX System
Laboratories, Inc.

OSF, OSF/1, Motif and Open Software Foundation are
trademarks of the Open Software Foundation.


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Editorial Contact:

Dave Price
(603) 884-3467

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Stephen Tihor

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Jan 28, 1992, 10:59:00 PM1/28/92
to
I assume that we can ewxpect an impact message to help us consider the issues
involved in OSF/1 conversion for the CSLG/ESL customer where youare cetain
about such things as the avilability of MULTIuser upgrades as CSLG license and
the like?

M...@ufpine.bitnet

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Jan 29, 1992, 6:37:00 AM1/29/92
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Some CSLG-related questions regarding OSF/1:

1. How will OSF/1 be integrated into the CSLG product list?
Will it be free? Will there be royalties? When will it happen?
Do I need PAKs?

2. Will capacity upgrades be possible under the CSLG? Will the
old upgrade kits still work? What will we owe to who in order
to upgrade the capacity? (Currently, we put systems on our
AT&T license.)

3. How will AT&T fit into all this? Does AT&T have any pieces
in OSF/1? Will all systems have to be our AT&T contract?
Which one - Release 2 or Release 4?

4. Will the software kits be distributed on the Ultrix CDROM's?
Beginning when?


Mike Wright
University of Florida
Internet: m...@pine.circa.ufl.edu
BITNET: MCW@UFPINE

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