AT&T About To Close Registration For Software Developer Conference

NEW YORK, Sept. 20, 1988 -- PRNewswire -- AT&T (NYSE: T) is about to close registration for the second UNIX(R) System V Release 4.0 Software Developer Conference, scheduled for Sept. 27-29 in Los Angeles. Space in five other conferences scheduled for the fall is still available, but those courses are filling rapidly, too.

The three-day conferences are designed to give software developers, value-added resellers and large corporate users detailed technical information on the key features of the UNIX(R) System V Release 4.0 computer operating system.

Scheduled for release in the third quarter of 1989, UNIX System VRelease 4.0 unifies previous UNIX system variants, including earlier releases of UNIX System V and the SunOS(TM), Berkeley and XENIX(R) derivatives of the UNIX operating system.

"We promised to tell the UNIX system community about the featuresof UNIX System V Release 4.0 as early as possible," said Robert M. Kavner, president of AT&T's Data Systems Group. "We're delighted at industry interest in the conferences." The first Software Developer Conference was held Sept. 14-16 in the New York area.

The Software Developer Conferences are co-sponsored by AT&T and Sun Microsystems. Attendees will learn how to adapt applications written for existing releases of UNIX System V, SunOS, Berkeley and XENIX versions of the UNIX system to take advantage of the new features of UNIX System V Release 4.0. Issues covered in the conferences include new features of UNIX System V Release 4.0 and its adherence to industry standards, such as the IEEE POSIX and the X/Open Common Application Environment.

The conferences include Release 4.0's support for the X11/NeWS graphics and windows interfaces under the X11/NeWS(TM) standards and under the OPEN LOOK(TM) graphical user interface. They also cover new capabilities in the area of networked computing and an explanation of Application Binary Interfaces (ABIs), which promise to create off-the-shelf markets for UNIX system applications.

The Software Developer Conference schedule is as follows:

New York area Sept. 14-16 (closed)

Los Angeles Sept. 27-29 (closing)

Tokyo Oct. 12-14

London Oct. 26-28

Boston Nov. 9-11

Chicago Nov. 29 - Dec. 1

San Francisco Dec. 6- 8

Washington, D.C. Dec. 13-15

Programmers should contact 1-800-247-1212 x151 for more information.

UNIX is a registered trademark of AT&T. SunOS is a trademark of Sun Microsystems. XENIX is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation. X11/NeWS is a trademark of Sun Microsystems. OPEN LOOK is a trademark of AT&T.

/CONTACT: Dick Muldoon, 201-221-2694, or home, 201-277-6114, or Jim McGann, 201-221-5062, or home, 914-591-5209, for AT&T/

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