Press Release

NetBeans and NetSales Team Up

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 worldwide.

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.

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