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Linux on Windows is no sweat

Using 2X Software Ltd.'s ApplicationServer's Linux client, RedHat Inc., Suse Inc., Ubuntu Inc. and other Linux distribution users now can seamlessly run Windows applications on their desktop.

Until recently, Linux users could only run Windows applications by using Windows simulation software, which can be difficult to configure, works with a limited number of applications, and generally supports only old versions.

With 2X ApplicationServer, any Windows application can be tunneled via Remote Desktop Protocol onto a Linux desktop.

With the 2X ApplicationServer Linux client, deploying Linux on the desktop becomes more practical, as users can continue to use Windows applications for which there is no Linux version.

Web management beat goes on

Percussion Software Inc., a developer of Web Content Management software for multichannel, customer-centric applications, introduced Rhythmyx 6, a version of its enterprise-ready management system.

Rhythmyx 6 provides a platform to manage more easily customer-centric content across multiple sites, channels and lines of business.

Among Rhythmyx 6's features are Web forms and Web analytics applications, and newly enhanced user interface customization capabilities. Other features include support for the Velocity templating language, a new developer's workbench based on the Eclipse Interface Framework, and a Web services software developer's kit.

Projects can be risky

Dekker Ltd. released its new software tool Dekker Traction, which tracks risk items, performance indicators and project stakeholders.

Traction lets users spot risks early on, giving organizations more time to decide whether to retain, reduce, transfer or avoid the risk before it becomes a liability.
The software can track risks through all of a project's four phases: defining, planning, executing and delivering; and across the five sectors: administrative, operational, schedule, capacity and financial.

About the Author

Doug Beizer is a staff writer for Washington Technology.

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