Informix Dynamic Server, Linux Edition Suite, is available for a free, 30-day trial
with technical support by e-mail from Informix Corp. of Menlo Park, Calif.

Downloadable from the Informix Developers Network at http://www.informix.com/idn, the suite includes a
complete database management system plus programming interfaces for client-server and
intranet applications.

It comes with guidelines for Apache Web server freeware, Java Database Connectivity and
Open Database Connectivity.

Contact Informix at 703-847-2900.

WinBatch Studio from Wilson WindowWare Inc. of Seattle performs scripting and batch
control for more than 1,000 Microsoft Windows apps and operating systems.

New in the integrated development environment for WinBatch and the WinBatch++ Compiler
are Internet scripts, cross-application Open Database Connectivity scripts, serial
communications scripts and Hypertext Markup Language dialogs.

A single-user license for WinBatch with WinBatch Studio is $99.95. The complete
WinBatch++ Compiler package is $495.

Contact Wilson WindowWare at 800-762-8383.

Crystal Ball Predictor, a time-series forecasting add-on to the Crystal Ball
decision-support suite from Decisioneering Inc. of Denver, can distribute its computations
over multiple networked stations if given permission.

Chief executive officer Eric Weissmann said Crystal Ball tools are in use at the
Defense Department, Environmental Protection Agency and World Bank. Predictor does what he
called hypercasting, or regression analysis plus forecasting, through the Microsoft Excel

Predictor runs under Microsoft Windows 9x and Windows NT. Priced at $495, it comes with
a 30-day money-back guarantee and is available on CD-ROM or can be downloaded from the Web
at http://www.decisioneering.com.
  Upgraders pay $295.

Contact Decisioneering at 800-289-2550. 


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