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Date: Mon, 31 Aug 1998 12:27:48 +0200
From: Helena Stolka <helena.stolka@netbeans.com>
To: lwn@lwn.net
Subject: NetBeans, Inc. Teams with NETSALES for Global Distribution of Java IDE

Press Release:  Technology Writers & Business Editors

Helena Stolka
Director of Marketing and Public Relations, NetBeans, Inc.
Tel.:  +4202 8300 7322
Fax:  +4202 8300 7399

Prague, Czech Republic, August 31, 1998 - NetBeans, Inc. announces its 
distribution partnership with NETSALES.  From September 1, 1998, NetBeans and 
NETSALES will collaborate on the worldwide distribution of NetBeans products.

NETSALES is the leading provider of advanced e-commerce solutions for the 
computer industry. With over 500 clients from small niche publishers to software 
giants, it offers the industry's most advanced suite of e-commerce technologies, 
comprehensive solutions, and award-winning service.  NETSALES will publish the 
full NetBeans product line in its network of virtual stores.  "We're pleased to 
work with innovative, growing companies like NetBeans to bring the latest in 
their products to the world via our complete business network solution, " said 
Robert E. Fraser, NETSALES' President and CEO.
In June, NetBeans, Inc. released to high acclaim the first beta of its flagship 
product, NetBeans Developer 2.0, a full-featured visual programming environment 
based on Swing/JFC.  NetBeans is an object-oriented development tool that allows 
flexible programming on any platform that supports JDK 1.1.x, including NT, 
Win95/98, Linux, OS/2, Solaris, HP-UX, and others.  By the end-September release 
of the full version, the number of new registered users should reach 30,000 

NetBeans' agreement with NETSALES supports the Java company's strategy for 
e-commerce - all NetBeans' products are available on the Internet for easy, 
fast, secure, and reliable delivery to customers.  "We're excited about this new 
relationship with NETSALES, our first major step in the NetBeans global 
distribution strategy.  Our goal is to provide our products in three clicks and 
three minutes to anyone connected to the Internet.  We're looking forward to 
working closely with NETSALES to set a new standard for software publishing," 
added Roman Stanek, Founder and CEO of NetBeans, Inc.. 

NetBeans' product line consists of NetBeans Developer 2.0, a single-platform, 
single-user edition of the IDE, and NetBeans Enterprise, scheduled for a 
year-end release, a team-centric programming environment for multiple users 
working on multiple platforms.

About NetBeans, Inc.
NetBeans, Inc. is an emerging growth company based in Prague, Czech Republic, 
that has quickly risen to the forefront of Java technology development in 
Central Europe.  NetBeans was founded in July, 1997, by a team of talented Java 
technology developers led by Roman Stanek, formerly the Regional Director of 
Central and Eastern Europe for Sybase.  An expert in IT and high technology in 
emerging markets, Mr. Stanek is a regular speaker at industry conferences and is 
frequently quoted by the computer and business press.

NetBeans is a privately held company whose investors include Esther Dyson, CEO 
of EDventure Holdings.  Ms. Dyson is a leading private global technology 
investor and is widely known in the computer industry as an analyst on emerging 
information technologies worldwide, an author, a speaker, and an advisor (see 

Visit the NetBeans, Inc, web site at http://www.netbeans.com or call +4202 8300 

Founded in 1995, NETSALES is a leading electronic commerce provider offering 
high-quality, technologically advanced e-commerce services and programs for 
software publishers, online retailers, and VARs.  Visit the NETSALES web site at 
http://www.netsales.net or call toll-free at 1-800-222-7232. 

Java, JFC (Java Foundation Classes), and JDK are trademarks or registered 
trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the United States and other countries.