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October 12, 2000

Dan Snyders


AbsoluteX Serves Up Linux With A Twist
Open Source toolkit stirs development of customized GUIs for Linux OS

ATLANTA – October 12, 2000 – AbsoluteX, a new Open Source development toolkit, was unveiled today as “Linux With A Twist” at the 4th Annual Linux Showcase and Conference in Atlanta, Ga., USA.

AbsoluteX is an X-Window developer toolkit created by Epitera ( to streamline and facilitate the process of developing customized GUIs (graphical user interfaces).

“The existing tool-kits for the X-Window platforms are complex and hard to manipulate and maintain,” said Ami Rosenberg, vice president of marketing and business development for Epitera. “AbsoluteX allows programmers to use existing libraries more efficiently to develop applications with flexible easy-to-use GUIs.”

Unlike toolkits created for the professional/technical market, AbsoluteX is aimed at creating Linux-based GUIs and desktop applications for the home PC market. Because it represents a new, easier development process, the company describes AbsoluteX as “Linux With A Twist.”

According to a recent Gartner Group Dataquest report, the home PC market is growing 15 to 20 percent annually. Consumer interest in Linux based systems is also increasing. AbsoluteX is a product that will benefit both the experienced and novice user alike.

Based on the C++ programming language, AbsoluteX is an open source, free class library that uses a cutting-edge programming language with multiple inheritance methodology, Standard Template Libraries (STL), efficient messaging and programming methods that separate logical and visual aspect class libraries

“We think we’re really onto something here,” said Moti Ankonina, chief technology officer at Epitera. “AbsoluteX allows developers to create more applications for Linux. It has the potential to take Linux out of the exclusivity of the IT world and onto the desktop of the home PC.”


About Epitera

EPITERA is currently developing a state-of-the art, easy-to-use desktop environment for the home market based on Linux. Epitera’s AbsoluteX toolkit is freely available to the Open Source community and distributed through the Lesser General Public License (LGPL).

For more information on AbsoluteX, visit; for more information on Epitera, visit



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