REAL Software Ships REALbasic 2005 for Linux

Brings rapid application development to Linux, helps migrate visual basic applications to Linux

AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 14 -- REAL Software, Inc. announced this week the company is shipping REALbasic 2005 for Linux. REALbasic 2005 for Linux is a rapid application development (RAD) environment that enables professional and non- professional programmers alike to quickly create software for Linux.

"REALbasic 2005 for Linux is powerful and easy-to-use and it is helping to bring new software to the Linux platform," stated Geoff Perlman, president and CEO of REAL Software. "Because it's similar to Visual Basic, for the first time, the more than three million Visual Basic developers around the world can leverage their skills to create software for Linux, or Windows, or Macintosh, or all three. REALbasic is cross-platform that really works."

To ease the burden of migrating existing Visual Basic applications to Linux, REALbasic 2005 includes a Visual Basic Project Converter and a white paper: "Migrate Visual Basic Applications to Linux and Mac OS X" (

"REALbasic is the best development tool for delivering our software cross- platform for all the major desktop environments," states Douglas Lyman, founder and president of AltaPoint Data Systems, provider of Practice Management and Electronic Medical Records software for Linux, Windows and Macintosh. "REALbasic 2005 for Linux provides an easy-to-use and productive environment that is helping us offer our software on multiple platforms and eliminating the common problems associated with other cross-platform development tools."

Take a tour at or view a screenshot of REALbasic 2005 for Linux at

Pricing and Availability

REALbasic 2005 for Linux Standard Edition is free. REALbasic 2005 for Linux Professional Edition, which includes six months of updates, is offered at a special introductory price of $399.95; list price is $499.95.

REALbasic 2005 for Linux is available now and can be downloaded directly from REAL Software at

About REAL Software

REAL Software provides REALbasic 2005, Cross-Platform That Really Works, for people who want to create and deliver cross-platform software for Linux, Windows and Macintosh. REALbasic is highly compatible with Visual Basic and includes a utility to help migrate Visual Basic applications cross-platform to Macintosh and Linux.

REAL Software releases new versions of REALbasic in a rapid release model (see to get new features and software updates into the hands of developers quickly.

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