Fox Software

Fox Software

(company)
Developers of FoxBASE+ and FoxPRO. Fox Software merged with Microsoft around 1992.

Addresss: Perrysburg, OH, USA.

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Before joining Symetra in 2011, Kneisley held senior IT management positions at Microsoft, Cloud Wise Consulting and Fox Software, as well as in the United States Armed Services where he managed the deployment of Global Positioning Systems.
This Silver Fox software includes templates for both laser and thermal tie-on cable labels.”
Also, this database program can be written in other database languages such as Paradox (Borland) and Foxbase (Fox Software, Perrysburg, Ohio).
The major contenders for my allegiance are Borland International's dbase W, lineal descendent of the product that invented the category, acquired in the purchase of Ashton-Tate in 1991; Microsoft's FoxPro 2, recently acquired from Fox Software; and WordTech's Arago DBXL and Arago Quicksilver.
Grand Award for Technical Excellence: .DR DOS 6.0 (Novell Desktop Systems) Finalists: .DOL (CCP Software Grabil, Germany); .Automator for Windows (Direct Technology, U.K.); .Fox Pro 2.0 (Fox Software); .Visual Basic (Microsoft}; .QEMM 386 (Quarterdeck}
Best Data Management Product: .Fox Pro 2.0 (Fox Software) Finalists: .Paradox 3.5 (Borland); .dBase IV 1.5 (Borland); .Forest & Trees (DAT Informationssysteme, Germany); .Excel 3.0 (Microsoft); .Superbase 4 Windows (Software Publishing Corp.)
Fox Software informed me of a work-around technique which would avoid retyping all the non-transferable fields, but it is not easily accomplished and may not be practical given the number of records to be converted.
“Silver Fox software users are guaranteed the most up-to-date release because of a module incorporated into the software that automatically downloads the latest version from the Silver Fox website, free of charge.
Microsoft Corporation, the largest software firm in the world, more recently took title to Fox Software and its technically advanced FoxPro 2 line, notwithstanding the widely reported ongoing development of a Windows-based database package called Cirrus.
On December 11, a federal judge threw out Ashton-Tate's suit against Fox Software and trashed the company's dbase copyrights, accusing Tate of "repeatedly" and "knowingly" concealing that the dbase product line was derived from a mainframe language called JPLDIS.
When Microsoft Corporation announced its intent to purchased Fox Software, the stage was set for yet another competitive donnybrook between two of the giants of PC software development.