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<p>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
<p>March 19, 1999
<br />
<p>
(Hanover, Germany) The <a href="http://www.kde.org">K Desktop Environment(KDE)</a>,
an advanced and user-friendly desktop for
the increasingly popular GNU/Linux - Unix operating system, was awarded
top honors at CeBIT, the worlds largest computer trade fair, as
"Innovation of the Year 1998/99" in the category "Software".
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<p>
According to an <A HREF="http://www.zdnet.de/news/artikel/1999/03/19011-wf.htm">article</A>
published by Ziff-Davis, sponsor of the award, the criterion
for granting this award of technical excellence was not commerical success
but
creativity behind the product's design, an exceptional solution for
a specific problem or a completely new concept. The other two
finalists for the award were Lotus eSuite and Microtest Virtual CD.
<p>
KDE developers were very pleased by the announcement. In announcing the
award to the KDE community, Kalle Dalheimer, a KDE developer,
beamed, "This award is a great achievement for the whole KDE team!
Congratulations to all of you!"
<p>
The availability of the high quality and mature desktop is considered a
key software for enterprise and home use of GNU/Linux. Several large
software vendors have announced support of KDE in recent weeks,
including Red Hat Software, Inc. and Corel Corporation.
<br><P>
ABOUT KDE
<p>
KDE released version 1.1 of its desktop on February 19, 1999.
KDE runs on GNU/Linux, FreeBSD, Solaris, HP-UX and other Unix variants. It is
available in all major Linux and BSD distributions, and is also downloadable
free of charge from <A HREF="ftp://ftp.kde.org/pub/kde">KDE's web site</A>.
<p>
KDE's major contributions to Unix are related to
the ease of installation, configuration and use. KDE provides users
with an attractive, functional desktop, applications that
provide a consistent look-and-feel as well as internationalization.
KDE offers also a consistent user interface across all Unix systems
and numerous hardware platforms, from PCs to
powerful Internet servers, thereby permitting organizations to
freely switch hardware without incurring the costs associated with
switching operating systems.
<p>
The KDE project was launched in October 1996 by a small group of
developers. The project immediately adopted the open source model
and grew quickly. Today, it is one of the largest open source development
projects, with several hundred contributing developers, 1.2 million lines of
source code, hundreds of translators who translate KDE into 32 different
languages and thousands of interested users assisting
in testing and debugging.
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T H E K D E S K T O P E N V I R O N M E N T
http://www.kde.org
Release 1.0
July 12, 1998
An integrated Desktop Environment for the Unix Operating System
We are pleased to announce the availability of release 1.0 of the K
Desktop Environment.
KDE is a network transparent, contemporary desktop environment for
UNIX workstations. KDE seeks to fill the need for an easy to use
desktop for Unix workstations, similar to the desktop environments
found under the MacOS or Window95/NT. We believe that the UNIX
operating system is the best operating system available today. In
fact UNIX has been the undisputed choice of the information tech-
nology professional for many years. When it comes to stability,
scalability and openness there is no competition to UNIX. However,
the lack of an easy to use contemporary desktop environment for
UNIX has prevented UNIX from finding its way onto the desktops of
the typical computer user in offices and homes.
With KDE there is now an easy to use, contemporary desktop environ-
ment available for UNIX. Together with a free implementation of
UNIX such as Linux, UNIX/KDE constitutes a completely free and open
computing platform available to anyone free of charge including its
source code for anyone to modify. While there will always be room
for improvement we believe to have delivered a viable alternative
to some of the more commonly found and commercial operating sys-
tems/desktops combinations available today. It is our hope that the
combination UNIX/KDE will finally bring open, reliable, stable and
monopoly free computing to the average computer. Please visit:
http://www.kde.org
for more information about the KDE Project.
KDE The Application Development Framework
Authoring applications under UNIX/X11 used to be an extremely
tedious and laborsome process. KDE recognizes the fact that a com-
puting platform is only as good as the number of first class appli-
cations available to the users of that particular platform. In view
of these circumstances the KDE Project has developed a first rate
compound document application framework, implementing the latest
advances in framework technology and thus positioning itself in
direct competition to such popular development frameworks as for
example Mircrosoft's MFC/COM/ActiveX technology. KDE's KOM/Open-
Parts compound document technology enables developers to quickly
create first rate applications implementing cutting edge technol-
ogy. KDE's KOM/OpenParts technology is build upon the open industry
standards such as the object request broker standard CORBA 2.0.
KDE The Office Application Suite
Leveraging the KDE application development framework a great number
of applications have been built for the K Desktop Environment. A
selection of those applications is contained in the KDE base dis-
tribution. At this moment KDE is developing an office application
suite based on KDE's KOM/OpenParts technology consisting of a
spread-sheet, a presentation applications, an organizer, an email
and news client and more. While some of those components are still
in alpha developement others are approaching release status
rapidly. KPresenter, KDE's presentation application was success-
fully used at the 5th international Linux congress in Cologne, Ger-
many to deliver a KDE presentation. A preview of KOffice has been
made available at
http://www.kde.org/koffice/index.html
For more information on KDE, its components and architecture as
well as KDE development, please visit:
http://www.kde.org/whatiskde
Screen-shots:
Screen-shots of a typical K desktop and some of its core
components can be found at
http://www.kde.org/screenshots/kde1shoots.php
Screen-shots of KOffice, KDE's office application suite can
be found at
http://www.kde.org/koffice/index.html
Where to get KDE:
Please visit
http://www.kde.org
for a list of ftp sites holding release 1.0 of KDE.
Caldera, Delix, SuSE as well as FreeBSD have precompiled
and customized version of KDE available for their particu-
lar distributions. For more information on these precom-
piled version, please visit the above mentioned URL.
Supported platforms:
KDE was primarily developed under the Linux variant of the
Unix operating system. However it is known to compile with-
out, or with very few, problems on most Unix variants.
At the moment we explicitely support Linux (Intel , Alpha,
Sparc) and FreeBSD. We have success reports for IRIX, OSF,
SunOS, HP-UX. and others.
Licensing:
The KDE libraries are licensed under the LGPL, to allow for
the development of commercial applications for KDE. KDE
applications are licensed under the GPL.
Bug Reports:
Please submit your bug reports at http://buglist.kde.org .
Consider subscribing to our mailing lists in order to stay
in contact with the latest developments.
Mailing Lists:
kde-announce (announcements)
kde (general discussion)
kde-devel (development issues)
kde-look (look and feel issues)
kde-licensing (licensing issues)
kde-user (end user discussion)
kde-patches (daily patches)
To subscribe (unsubscribe), send mail to
[list]&#045;r&#x65;qu&#101;st&#x40;&#x6b;&#100;e&#x2e;&#x6f;r&#103;
with:
subscribe (unsubscribe) [your-email-address]
in the Subject: line of the message. A mailing list archive
is provided at:
http://lists.kde.org
Thanks:
We would like to thank Troll Tech AS http://www.troll.no
for creating Qt and our sponsors for making KDE ONE
http://www.kde.org/kde-one.html in Arnsberg, Germany possi-
ble.
Epilogue:
We sincerely believe that we have initiated a new era for
the Unix operating system and hope you will share our
excitement. We hope that KDE will allow you to get your
work done faster and more efficiently than ever. Please
consider joining and supporting the project.
http://www.kde.org/support.html
The KDE Core Team (In alphabetic order):
Roberto Alsina
Kalle Dalheimer
Mark Donohoe
Christian Esken
Matthias Ettrich
Steffen Hansen
Matthias Hoelzer
Martin Jones
Sirtaj Singh Kang
Martin Konold
Stephan Kulow
Richard Moore
Sven Radej
Reginald Stadlbauer
Stefan Taferner
Uwe Thiem
Mario Weilguni
Torben Weis
Robert David Williams
Bernd Wuebben
Markus Wuebben
APPENDIX:
FTP Mirrors:
As during previous beta releases, expect ftp.kde.org to be
rather busy. Please take note of the list of official mir-
rors of ftp.kde.org available here:
http://www.kde.org/mirrors/ftp.php
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<p>Immediatly after <a href="announce-1.0.html">releasing KDE-1.0</a>, the community of K Desktop developers started to work hard on the new code base, that is now, after two years, in preparation for release.
<p>Much of the central code has been rewritten, many exciting features have been added. The number and quality of changes is dramatic. Users of the new, best computer desktop software will need time and patience to discover all the wealth of interesting features and functionalities.
<p>In a modest attempt to assist new users as well as devoted supporters, the developers of KDE Team prepared a series of documents presenting the most interesting technologies and the most important improvements that the KDE code acquired.
<p>First, an <a href="k3b-announce.html">overall view</a>, as gathered during the Third KDE Developers Forum in Trysil, Norway, is available.
<p>More details about <a href="k3c-announce.html">graphical enhancements and look-and-feel improvements</a> is kindly provided by the KDE Artist Team and the Styles And Themes special interest group members.
<p>The KMail developers are now making public a <a href="http://devel-home.kde.org/~kmail/kmailreview">review</a> of what will be the greatest stable release of KDE's mail client.
<p>Enjoy. And if you're a beta tester, liked something about the KDE Beta releases and want to review this something, please contact <a href="&#x6d;a&#x69;&#108;to&#x3a;&#104;&#111;&#119;toh&#0101;l&#112;&#x40;k&#0100;e&#x2e;org"</a>KDE's How To Help Office</a> :-).
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KDE and VA Linux announced at the recent Linux World Expo that the KDE
development system (our CVS) will be hosted by VA Linux with their
SourceForge setup. SourceForge is a Open Source project hosting site
located at <a href="http://www.sourceforge.net">http://www.sourceforge.net</a>
This Q&A will attempt to answer some of your questions even before you
ask them!
<b>Q: What *exactly* will SourceForge be hosting?</b>
A: Initially, they will be hosting only our CVS repository (currently
hosted at a university in Germany). They will also very likely
host our FTP server sometime soon if everything goes well.
<b>Q: Is that it?</b>
A: Well, that depends. SourceForge has a very rich set of tools at
our disposal, including mailing lists and bug tracking. We will
evaluate those tools on a case-by-case basis to see if they fit our
needs.
<b>Q: Will the www.kde.org website be hosted by VA Linux.</b>
A: No.
<b>Q: Why are you switching to a new host? What was wrong with the old
one?</b>
A: First, we are very grateful to Uni-Luebeck for hosting our CVS for
as long as they did. However, the KDE project is just getting too
big. Our server and bandwith needs are quite high and getting
higher at a continuous rate. Uni-Luebeck has been very good to us
in the past.. but it's just not fair to them (and to the students
there) to continue hogging their resources and their system
administrators. By moving to a host dedicated only to Open Source
projects, we can expand our resources and make necessary demands
without feeling like we are imposing on someone or getting in the
way.
<b>Q: What will developers have to do to work with the new system.</b>
A: The only big change is that the CVS now uses ssh instead of the old
unsecure pserver mechanism. That means that all developers must
have ssh installed on their development machines. All developers
with up to date entries in kde-common/accounts will be
automatically added to the SourceForge CVS. More details will be
forthcoming when they emerge.
<b>Q: Will non-developers still have CVSup access?</b>
A: Yes.
<b>Q: Will I need ssh to access CVSup?</b>
A: No. The only people that need ssh are developers with write access
to CVS. If you are not a developer, you will not need ssh.
<b>Q: Will I need ssh to compile KDE?</b>
A: No. Compiling KDE will never require the use of ssh. There was a
bug in the kde configure scripts that seemed to indicate this but
that was a mistake and a complete coincidence.
<b>Q: What version of ssh is needed?</b>
A: The last "free" version -- 1.2.27 (or something similar to that).
OpenSSH should work.
<b>Q: Will KDE be using anonymous CVS with SourceForge?</b>
A: At least at first. There <em>may</em> be possible problems with
anonymous CVS locking out write access by developers. If that
happens, then anon CVS will be disabled. We'll see.
If you have any other questions, please direct them to Kurt Granroth
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compile a list of frequently asked ones if such a need arises.
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<a href="http://www.cebit.de">This year's CeBIT</a> appearance of the KDE Project will be hosted by SuSE
on their main booth in hall 3, booth E045. SuSE staff as well as
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title: Meet the KDE Team at CeBIT 2000 Show
date: "1999-09-14"
description: This year's CeBIT appearance of the KDE Project will be hosted by SuSE on their main booth in hall 3, booth E045. SuSE staff as well as members of the KDE Core Team will be demonstrating KDE 1.1.2 including the new SuSE Desktop. The highlight will be a preview of the upcoming KDE 2.0 release including KOffice, the KDE Office Suite.
---
[This year's CeBIT](http://www.cebit.de) appearance of the KDE Project will be hosted by SuSE on their main booth in hall 3, booth E045. SuSE staff as well as
members of the KDE Core Team will be demonstrating KDE 1.1.2 including
the new SuSE Desktop. The highlight will be a preview of the upcoming
KDE 2.0 release including KOffice, the KDE Office Suite.
</p>
<p>
"We are very glad that we found with SuSE a partner that is able to
host the KDE appearance at CeBIT. We hope a lot of people like the
new, exiting features of KDE 2.0 and KOffice." said KDE Developer
Chris Schlaeger.
</p>
<p>
"KDE 2.0 and KOffice are very exiting technologies that will be the
key to Linux's success in the desktop market." said Roland Dyroff,
CEO of SuSE Linux AG
</p>
<p>
In addition to the demo points regular presentations will be held on a
large video screen to serve a broader audience.
</p>
<p>
About KDE:
<br />
### About KDE:
KDE is a collaborative Open Source project of hundreds of developers
worldwide to create a sophisticated, customizable and stable desktop
environment employing a network-transparent, intuitive user
......@@ -36,16 +30,15 @@ interface. KDE includes applications for email, web browsing, system
administration, dial-up networking, scheduling and many other
tasks. KDE is working proof of the power of the open source software
development model.
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The elegance and usefulness of the KDE environment has been recognized
through multiple awards, including Linux World magazine's "Editor's
Choice" award in the Desktop Environment category, and Ziff-Davis'
"Innovation of the year 1998/1999" award in the Software category.
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About SuSE:
<br />
### About SuSE:
SuSE, with a workforce of over 300 people, is one of the leading Linux
companies worldwide. SuSE Linux is used by more than 50,000 business
customers worldwide due to its stability and high quality.
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for projects such as the Linux kernel, glibc, XFree86[tm], KDE,
ISDN4Linux, ALSA (Advanced Linux Sound Architecture) and USB
(Universal Serial Bus).
</p>
<p>
Contact:
<br />
KDE <a href="http://www.kde.org">http://www.kde.org</a>
Chris Schlaeger <a href="&#109;&#97;ilto:&#00099;s&#x40;&#00107;d&#x65;&#x2e;&#0111;r&#103;">&#99;s&#64;kde&#046;&#x6f;&#0114;&#x67;</a>
<br />
SuSE <a href="http://www.suse.de/en">http://www.suse.de/en</a>
Chris Egle <a href="mailto:ce@suse.de">ce@suse.de</a>
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### Contact:
KDE [http://www.kde.org] (http://www.kde.org)
Chris Schlaeger [cs@kde.org](mailto:cs@kde.org)
SuSE [http://www.suse.de/en](http://www.suse.de/en)
Chris Egle [ce@suse.de](mailto:ce@suse.de)
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title: Corel Computer and KDE Announce Technology Relationship
date: "1998-11-25"
description: Corel Computer and the K Desktop Environment (KDE) Project today announced a technology relationship that will bring the KDE graphical user interface (GUI) to desktop versions of the NetWinder Linux-based thin-client and thin-server computers.
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title: ZD Innovation of the Year 1998/1999
date: "1999-03-19"
description: (Hanover, Germany) The K Desktop Environment(KDE), an advanced and user-friendly desktop for the increasingly popular GNU/Linux - Unix operating system, was awarded top honors at CeBIT, the worlds largest computer trade fair, as "Innovation of the Year 1998/99" in the category "Software".
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software vendors have announced support of KDE in recent weeks,
including Red Hat Software, Inc. and Corel Corporation.
ABOUT KDE
### ABOUT KDE
KDE released version 1.1 of its desktop on February 19, 1999.
KDE runs on GNU/Linux, FreeBSD, Solaris, HP-UX and other Unix variants. It is
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title: KDE 1.0 Release Announcement
date: "1998-07-12"
description: An integrated Desktop Environment for the Unix Operating System. We are pleased to announce the availability of release 1.0 of the KDesktop Environment
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title: KDE 1.94 Release Announcement
date: "2000-09-15"
description: The KDE Team today announced the release of KDE 1.94, the fifth and final beta preview of KDE 2.0, KDE's next-generation, powerful, modular desktop. Following the release of KDE 1.93 on August 23, 2000, the release, code-named "Kandidat", is based on Trolltech's Qt 2.2.0 and will include the core KDE libraries, the core desktop environment, the KOffice suite, as well as the over 100 applications from the other core KDE packages&#58; Administration, Games, Graphics, Multimedia, Network, Personal Information Management (PIM), Toys and Utilities. The release is targeted at users who would like to help the KDE team make usability, speed and feature enhancements and fix the remaining set of bugs before the release of KDE 2.0, scheduled for early-fourth quarter 2000.
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"As Linux-Mandrake focuses on making Linux easy to use, we are very
pleased to include KDE 2, a major evolution of the already superb KDE 1,
in our upcoming Linux-Mandrake 7.2 release", added
<A HREF="mailto:gduval@mandrakesoft.com">Gaël Duval</A>,
<A HREF="mailto:gduval@mandrakesoft.com">Ga�l Duval</A>,
co-founder of <A HREF="http://www.linux-mandrake.com/">Mandrakesoft</A>.
"With KDE 2 and KOffice, the KDE team demonstrates again their deep
commitment to make Linux a viable desktop alternative for all users."
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title: KDE 2 Launch Pad
date: "2000-07-29"
description: In a modest attempt to assist new users as well as devoted supporters, the developers of KDE Team prepared a series of documents presenting the most interesting technologies and the most important improvements that the KDE code acquired.
---
Immediatly after <a href="../announce-1.0">releasing KDE-1.0</a>, the community of K Desktop developers started to work hard on the new code base, that is now, after two years, in preparation for release.
Much of the central code has been rewritten, many exciting features have been added. The number and quality of changes is dramatic. Users of the new, best computer desktop software will need time and patience to discover all the wealth of interesting features and functionalities.
In a modest attempt to assist new users as well as devoted supporters, the developers of KDE Team prepared a series of documents presenting the most interesting technologies and the most important improvements that the KDE code acquired.
First, an <a href="../k3b-announce">overall view</a>, as gathered during the Third KDE Developers Forum in Trysil, Norway, is available.
More details about <a href="../k3c-announce">graphical enhancements and look-and-feel improvements</a> is kindly provided by the KDE Artist Team and the Styles And Themes special interest group members.
The KMail developers are now making public a <a href="http://devel-home.kde.org/~kmail/kmailreview">review</a> of what will be the greatest stable release of KDE's mail client.
Enjoy. And if you're a beta tester, liked something about the KDE Beta releases and want to review this something, please contact [KDE's How To Help Office](mailto:howtohelp@kde.org) :-).
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title: KDE Desktop Is Show Favorite at LinuxWorld Expo
date: "2000-08-22"
description: August 22, 2000 (The INTERNET). KDE, the most advanced and user-friendly desktop for GNU/Linux - UNIX operating systems, was honored as Show Favorite in the Desktop category at the LinuxWorld Expo, held in San Jose, California last week.
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<P>DATELINE AUGUST 22, 2000</P>
<P>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</P>
<H3 ALIGN="center">KDE Desktop Is Show Favorite at LinuxWorld Expo</H3>
<P><STRONG>GNU/Linux Users Speak: KDE Is the Best Desktop for GNU/Linux<SUP>&reg;</SUP></STRONG></P>
<P>August 22, 2000 (The INTERNET). <A href="/">KDE</A>,
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
GNU/Linux Users Speak: KDE Is the Best Desktop for GNU/Linux<SUP>&reg;</SUP>
August 22, 2000 (The INTERNET). <a href="/">KDE</a>,
the most advanced and user-friendly desktop for GNU/Linux - UNIX<SUP>&reg;</SUP>
operating systems, was honored as
<A HREF="http://www.kde.org/img/awards/LWE-award_08_2000.png">Show Favorite</A>
<a href="http://www.kde.org/img/awards/LWE-award_08_2000.png">Show Favorite</a>
in the Desktop category at the LinuxWorld Expo, held in San Jose,
California last week.</P>
California last week.
<P>KDE developers and supporters were delighted KDE was selected the best
KDE developers and supporters were delighted KDE was selected the best
desktop by GNU/Linux users.
"KDE development has always been dedicated to meeting the needs of
users, and this award from GNU/Linux users proves this dedication is
appreciated," said Dirk Hohndel, Vice President of XFree86, Inc. and
CTO of SuSE Linux AG. "We believe that KDE and KOffice form an
CTO of SuSE Linux AG. "We believe that KDE and KOffice form an
unparalleled next-generation GNU/Linux desktop and will pave the way to the
widespread acceptance of GNU/Linux for desktop users."
</P>
<P>"And the best is yet to come", added Matthias Ettrich, founder of
the KDE project. "Tomorrow we will
<A HREF="http://www.kde.org/announcements/announce-1.93.html">announce</A> the
availability of the fourth beta release for KDE 2. KDE 2, scheduled for
"And the best is yet to come", added Matthias Ettrich, founder of
the KDE project. "Tomorrow we will
<a href="http://www.kde.org/announcements/announce-1.93.html">announce</a> the
availability of the fourth beta release for KDE 2. KDE 2, scheduled for
final release in mid-fourth quarter, is a
next-generation, component-based desktop which will set new standards of
quality and ease of use for a UNIX desktop. It will also provide an
advanced, developer-friendly platform for both free and proprietary software."
</P>
<P>
This award reaffirms that KDE is the desktop of choice for GNU/Linux users.
In two surveys
(<A HREF="http://www.borland.com/linux/jul99survey/linuxprimary.html">1</A>,
<A HREF="http://www.borland.com/linux/jul99survey/windowsprimary.html">2</A>)
conducted</A> by <A HREF="http://www.borland.com/">Borland</A> last year,
(<a href="http://www.borland.com/linux/jul99survey/linuxprimary.html">1</a>,
<a href="http://www.borland.com/linux/jul99survey/windowsprimary.html">2</a>)
conducted</a> by <a href="http://www.borland.com/">Borland</a> last year,
over half of the respondents indicated they run KDE as their desktop
environment. Moreover, KDE has earned many other awards, including:</P>
<UL>
<LI>"<A HREF="http://www.zdnet.de/news/artikel/1999/03/19011-wf.htm">Innovation
of the Year 1998/99</A>" in the category "Software" at
<A HREF="http://www2.cebit.de/">CeBIT</A>, the world's largest computer trade
environment. Moreover, KDE has earned many other awards, including:
<ul>
<li>"<a href="http://www.zdnet.de/news/artikel/1999/03/19011-wf.htm">Innovation
of the Year 1998/99</a>" in the category "Software" at
<a href="http://www2.cebit.de/">CeBIT</a>, the world's largest computer trade