OpenOffice.org for eComStation (OS/2) Users
September 20, 2003 by BobStJohn
NorthLAN Solutions, St. Paul, MN, Serenity Systems, Lewisville, TX, and InnoTek Systemberatung GmbH, Weinstadt, Germany, reached agreement to make Open Office support available to OS/2 users. The development will be done by InnoTek, which has demonstrated its expertise in this area with various projects including updated Adobe Acrobat and updated Java support for OS/2 users. The product plan includes a session to be given by InnoTek at Warpstock. During this session, plans for the beta and general availability will be discussed.
NorthLAN Solutions is a technical fee services organization which has been providing OS/2 and Warp Server support to enterprise accounts since the late 1980s. Beyond the OS/2 oriented skills, NorthLAN is certified on IBM hardware, including the IBM eServer xSeries product line, and software products including firewalls, Linux, and strategic IBM products, such as WebSphere.
According to Bob St.John, of Serenity Systems, "This represents the growing relationship between NorthLAN and Serenity. NorthLAN has been a Premium Channel Partner for years, but now we are moving beyond offering products through NorthLAN. NorthLAN will participate in developing and maintaining products. We are working to develop service and support offerings with NorthLAN to meet the needs of users, commercial accounts, fee service providers, and enterprise accounts; taking advantage of NorthLAN's experience for over a decade in these environments."
When available, the Open Office for OS/2 package will be available to OS/2 and eComStation users through the Serenity Systems reseller channel. The product will also be offered in special packages with products and services, including offerings by NorthLAN Solutions.