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iPlanet Web Server 4.1 Adds Support for Linux, Java

The Sun-Netscape Alliance Thursday announced the latest version of its iPlanet Web Server, Enterprise Edition 4.1 and its new FastTrack Edition 4.1 software.

These products now include support for the Linux operating system and the latest Java technologies.

These latest additions enable iPlanet Web Server software to provide users with an even wider degree of choice and flexibility in using the software on the operating system of their choice. New support for the latest Java technology will allow its customers to use this technology to create "high-performing, portable and visually dynamic Web applications."

The iPlanet Web Server, FastTrack Edition 4.1 software will be offered to developers for free. FastTrack 4.1 features nearly all the core application development and administrative features of Enterprise Edition 4.1 that developers require to create rich, dynamic Web applications.

With support for the Linux operating system on iPlanet Web Server software, the Alliance is touting its product endorsement of Linux as an enterprise-class operating system. Support for JavaServer Pages 1.1, Java Servlets 2.2 and the Java 2 platform additionally enhances the iPlanet Web Server, Enterprise Edition 4.1 software's Java technology performance.

A pre-release version of iPlanet Web Server, Enterprise Edition 4.1 software for Linux is available now on the iPlanet Web site. The full release of the software for Linux, NT and Solaris operating systems is expected to be available in early March, 2000, and will be priced at $1495 per CPU.